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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No man is happy who does not think himself so.
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Better late than never.
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
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
Love is friendship set on fire.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 best things in life are not things.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
No man is wise enough by himself.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Never complain about what you permit.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
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.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
Come, let us make love deathless.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.