Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
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We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
May you live all the days of your life.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
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 !
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Without a general an army is lost.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
We can only learn to love by loving.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
The best things in life are free.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Hope springs eternal.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
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.
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.