Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
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Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
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.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
The way we see the problem is the problem.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
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
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
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
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
It ain't over till it's over.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
Adventure is worthwhile.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
They can because they think they can.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.