This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
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There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Keep the Faith.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Begin with the end in mind.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
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.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
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.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
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.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
The best things in life are not things.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
The book you don't read cant help.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
Without a general an army is lost.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.