Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
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He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
All you need is love.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
The buck stops here.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
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.
What ever you are be a good one.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
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.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
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)
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
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Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
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.
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.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.