The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
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Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
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''.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
Nature does nothing uselessly.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
None are homely who smile.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
A bold onset is half the battle.
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
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
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Love is a hole in the heart.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Act or accept.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
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.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.