Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
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.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
Count your blessings.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
Love is perfect kindness
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
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.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
Hard work pays off.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
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.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.