Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
The best way out is always through.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
We must be the change we wish to see.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
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
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
Never complain about what you permit.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Love is friendship set on fire.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
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.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Hi-Yo, Silver !
The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
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 love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.