Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
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I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
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.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
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.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
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
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Love understands all languages.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
Never, never, never give up.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
High expectations are the key to everything.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
You always succeed in producing a result.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
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."
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Only the educated are free.
You become what you think about.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.