I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
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For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Love is not selfish.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Honesty is the best image.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
It is always your next move.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Be Here Now.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Whatever you need more of is what you need to tithe some. quotes
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
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)
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
The heart that loves is always young.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.