The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
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In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
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
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
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.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Reach for the stars.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
A woman who is loved always has success.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
Perfect love can not be without equality.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
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. '
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Do it now !
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.