If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
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You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
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.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
A bold onset is half the battle.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
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.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Our love is here to stay.
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.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
Find the good -- and praise it.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
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.
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.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Never stop dreaming.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
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.
Adventure is worthwhile.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.