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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Change your thoughts, change your life.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
Be who you are in every situation.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Success leaves clues.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
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)
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
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.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
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
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
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.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
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.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
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
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.