Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
What's another word for thesaurus ?
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
Never, never, never give up.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Love is not selfish.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
I saw and loved.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.