The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
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One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can do what you want to do.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
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.
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Where there is love there is life.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
Who, being loved, is poor ?
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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.
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.
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
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.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
Love the giver more than the gift.
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
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.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.