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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Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
You create your reality.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
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
Nothing succeeds like success.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Live with passion.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Think and grow rich.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
You always succeed in producing a result.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.