The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
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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.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
Action is the antidote to despair.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
What ever you are be a good one.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
Money without brains is always dangerous.
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
The sun will come up tomorrow
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
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.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
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.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Don't go through life, grow through life.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success is the child of audacity.
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.