In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
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To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
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.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
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
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Act or accept.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
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.
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
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.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
What's another word for thesaurus ?
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
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)
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
Actions speak louder than words.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
There is no substitute for hard work.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
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 ?
Love sees roses without thorns.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.