Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
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I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
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
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
The road to success is always under construction.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
My heart shall be thy garden.
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Work is love made manifest.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
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.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
He who has hope has everything.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Love is letting go of fear.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
Never spend your money before you have it.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.