It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
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The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
This too, shall pass.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
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.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
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
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
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.
Where there's life, there's hope.
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.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
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
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.