There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
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Our only security is in our ability to change.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
Love understands all languages.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
Your attitude determines your altitude.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
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.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
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.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.