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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Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
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.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
Many hands make light work.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Act or accept.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
May you live all the days of your life.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
We must be the change we wish to see.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
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.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Whatever you are be a good one.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.