What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
Only the educated are free.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
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It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
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
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
You are what you think about all day long.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Seize the day.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
Success is a journey not a destination.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
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.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
After your jump, the net appears.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Happiness is a state of activity.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
Find the good -- and praise it.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.