Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
No one became poor by giving alms.
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True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
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.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
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What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Be who you are in every situation.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Live with passion !
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
They can because they think they can.
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
God doesn't make junk.
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
Perfect love can not be without equality.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
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.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.