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The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
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
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
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.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
No one became poor by giving alms.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
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
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Work is love made manifest.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Life is a do-it yourself project.
It's never too late.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Great men are not always wise.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.