I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
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Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
There is time for everything.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
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.
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.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
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.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
No involvement, no commitment.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
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.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
What ever you are be a good one.
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.