God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
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He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
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.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
A simple I love you means more than money.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.