Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
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Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Only the educated are free.
Follow your dreams.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
Real love stories never have endings.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
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.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
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.
Pearl S. Buck
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
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.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Anything is possible.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?