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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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
You're as old as you behave.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Actions speak louder than words.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
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)
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
He who hesitates is lost.
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
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)
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
There is no education like adversity.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Real love stories never have endings.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
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.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
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.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
The best proof of love is trust.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
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.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.