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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Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
After your jump, the net appears.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
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.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Happy wife, happy life.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
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.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
Our only security is in our ability to change.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
A leader is a dealer in hope.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
Seize the day.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.