The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
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Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
Success is the child of audacity.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
You had me at hello.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Fortune favors the brave.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Union gives strength.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
If you can dream it, you can do it.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
To ask the hard question is simple.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
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.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference
Mark Victor Hansen
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.