To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
He who hesitates is lost.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Kind words conquer.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
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.
I think therefore I am
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
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.
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.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
You can do anything you put your mind to.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
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.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
You always succeed in producing a result.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
Attitude determines altitude.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.