We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
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At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
I saw and loved.
Success leaves clues.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
Never, never, never give up.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.