Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
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Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Only the educated are free.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
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)
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
Above all to thine own self be true.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Begin with the end in mind.
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
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
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
Be the ball.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
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.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
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.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Love understands all languages.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Live your dreams.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?