Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
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The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
Adventure is worthwhile.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Ideas without action are worthless.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
Love those who love you.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Attitude is everything.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Pep without purpose is piffle.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
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.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
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.
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
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.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
Truth fears no questions.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
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
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''