There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
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Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
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.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
To ask the hard question is simple.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
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
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.
Love sees roses without thorns.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
What ever you are be a good one.
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
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.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
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.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
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.
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
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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.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.