A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
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He that has done nothing has known nothing.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Many hands make light work.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
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.
The loving are the daring.
Whatever you are be a good one.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
We must be the change we wish to see.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
The best way out is always through.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
He who has hope has everything.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
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
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
We will either find a way or make one.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
High expectations are the key to everything.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.