You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
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A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
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
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
The best proof of love is trust.
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
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.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
Never spend your money before you have it.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
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
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
He who hesitates is lost.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
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.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.