Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
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In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The road to success is always under construction.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
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.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Happy wife, happy life.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
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
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
There is no education like adversity.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.