Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
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Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
I light my candle from their torches.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
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.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
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.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
You create your reality.
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.