If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
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No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
Don't water your weeds.
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.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
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 ?
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
Find the good -- and praise it.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
They can because they think they can.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
He who hesitates is lost.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
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.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Fortune and love favor the brave.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
What is life without the radiance of love.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
You are what you think about all day long.
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.