Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
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is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
No one became poor by giving alms.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
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.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at 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.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
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.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Well done is better than well said.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
If you love someone, set them free.
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.'
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
Never say die.
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.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.