We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
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I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
A woman who is loved always has success.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Obstacles are great incentives.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Life is what you make it.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
The beginning is the half of every action.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
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
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
The successful man is the average man, focused.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
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.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
Strike while the iron is hot.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Keep away from 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.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Nature does nothing uselessly.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable