All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
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There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
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.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
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.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
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.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never complain about what you permit.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
Love knows no bounds.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
We can only learn to love by loving.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
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.
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)
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.