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
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One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
To ask the hard question is simple.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
If you love someone, set them free.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
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.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
Success is never wondering what if.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
There are no gains without pains.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
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.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
He who hesitates is lost !
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
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 !
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
Love is friendship set on fire.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
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
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
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.