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 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
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
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.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
My friends are my estate.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Do or do not, there is no try.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I light my candle from their torches.
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.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
Where there is love there is life.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
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.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.