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.
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Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
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 ?
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
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
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
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
No man is wise enough by himself.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.