Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
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Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
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.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Attitude is everything.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
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.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
The road to success is always under construction.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
I know that I will die laughing.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Success is never wondering what if.
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
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
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Well done is better than well said.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
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.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
I light my candle from their torches.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
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.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
The buck stops here.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.