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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Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
Procrastination is the thief of time.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
Seize the day.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
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.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
Where there's life, there's hope.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
Well done is better than well said.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
What ever you are be a good one.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Obstacles are great incentives.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.