A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Discover More Quotes From Your Favorite Authors
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
Don't water your weeds.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
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
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
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
We come to beginnings only at the end.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Never spend your money before you have it.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
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.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
The book you don't read cant help.
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
It is always your next move.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Great men are not always wise.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.