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Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
Never complain about what you permit.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
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?
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
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.
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
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
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
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.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
The heart that loves is always young.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Well done is better than well said.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Practice makes perfect.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.