Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
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The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Work is love made manifest.
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
I know that I will die laughing.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
After your jump, the net appears.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Union gives strength.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
Faith can move mountains.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
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
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.