Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
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If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
The best way out is always through.
The ready back gets all the loads.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Many hands make light work.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
I know that I will die laughing.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
There is no education like adversity.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
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 strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Whatever you need more of is what you need to tithe some. quotes
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
Seize the day.
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
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
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
No man is wise enough by himself.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
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.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.