How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
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Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
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
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
There is time for everything.
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Live your dreams.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
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)
No one became poor by giving alms.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
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
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
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.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
No pain, No gain.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.