For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
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I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
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.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Work is love made manifest.
God doesn't make junk.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
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
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
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.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
There is no education like adversity.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
Life is a do-it yourself project.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it