Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
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In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
I saw and loved.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Follow your dreams.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
If you love someone, set them free.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Love is not selfish.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
After your jump, the net appears.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.