Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
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Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
What ever you are be a good one.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
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.
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.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
Never, never, never give up.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
The best way out is always through.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
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
Seize the day.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
They alone live, who live for others.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is friendship set on fire.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
One man with courage is a majority.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
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
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.