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People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
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.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
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
Every dog has his day.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
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.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
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.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
A simple I love you means more than money.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
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.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
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.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
Love like there is no tomorrow.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
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.
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.