The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
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.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Nothing succeeds like success.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
The best things in life are not things.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
Think and grow rich.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Perfect love can not be without equality.
Love is not selfish.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
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.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Success leaves clues.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
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.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
You become what you think about.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
Security is a kind of death.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
No involvement, no commitment.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.