People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
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There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
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
Happiness is a state of activity.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
He who hesitates is lost !
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
Come, let us make love deathless.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
Obstacles are great incentives.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
Keep away from 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.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
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.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
He who has hope has everything.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.