Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
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Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Security is a kind of death.
The best things in life are not things.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
Be who you are in every situation.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Attitude is everything.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Slow but steady wins the race.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
Love those who love you.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.