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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To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
Don't go through life, grow through life.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Great men are not always wise.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Success is a journey not a destination.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.