This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
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Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
The best things in life are free.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Actions speak louder than words.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
To ask the hard question is simple.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
In love beggar and king are equal.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
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.
Perfect love can not be without equality.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
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.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
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.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
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)
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?