Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
You become what you think about.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
We will either find a way or make one.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
Never complain about what you permit.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
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
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
What's meant to be will always find a way
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Experience is the best teacher.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No involvement, no commitment.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
I know that I will die laughing.
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.