Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
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God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
There is no education like adversity.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Experience is the best teacher.
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
There are no gains without pains.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Love is a hole in the heart.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Every dog has his day.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.