Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
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Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
It ain't over till it's over.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
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
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
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
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
High expectations are the key to everything.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
You become what you think about.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
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.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
The heart that loves is always young.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
Slow but steady wins the race.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.