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Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Love sees roses without thorns.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Never, never, never give up.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Make the second effort your second nature.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
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.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
No one became poor by giving alms.
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
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.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.