We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
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.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
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)
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The way we see the problem is the problem.
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
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.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.