The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
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There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
You become what you think about.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
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.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
In love beggar and king are equal.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Success is a journey not a destination.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Act or accept.
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be the ball.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.