Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
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Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
The successful man is the average man, focused.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
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.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
Action is the antidote to despair.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
You create your reality.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Live with passion.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.