It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
The beginning is the half of every action.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
Without a general an army is lost.
The heart that loves is always young.
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Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
You become what you think about.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
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
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
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.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
Many hands make light work.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
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.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
Never complain about what you permit.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Success is a journey not a destination.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
The road to success is always under construction.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.