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Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Above all to thine own self be true.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
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.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
Love the giver more than the gift.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
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.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
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.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
No man is wise enough by himself.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.