Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
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.'
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
The way we see the problem is the problem.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
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
Begin with the end in mind.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
You only get out what you put in.
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Every dog has his day.
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.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
Where there is love there is life.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
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
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Money without brains is always dangerous.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
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.
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.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
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.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
What is life without the radiance of love.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
Work is love made manifest.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.