Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
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Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
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.
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
Love sees roses without thorns.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
The beginning is the half of every action.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
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.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Security is a kind of death.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
The loving are the daring.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
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.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
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.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.