He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
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Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
He who hesitates is lost.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Be Here Now.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
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
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
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.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
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.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Love is not selfish.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
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.
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Love sees roses without thorns.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
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.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
If you love someone, set them free.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
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
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.