Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
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There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
We must be the change we wish to see.
Let thy words be few.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
For with god all things are possible.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
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
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
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.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
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
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.