Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
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Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
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.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Let thy words be few.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
They can because they think they can.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
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.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
Kind words conquer.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
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.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
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 ?
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.