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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For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
Ability is sexless.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
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.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
My life is my message.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
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.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
God doesn't make junk.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
Follow your dreams.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
The best things in life are free.
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
Old love does not rust.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
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The sun will come up tomorrow
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Seek first to understand, then be understood
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.