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We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
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.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
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
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
I saw and loved.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
No man is free who is not master of himself.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
They can because they think they can.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
In love beggar and king are equal.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.