The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
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To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
Truth fears no questions.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Do it now !
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
He who has hope has everything.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
Success is a journey not a destination.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
For with god all things are possible.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I saw and loved.
Only the educated are free.
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.