Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
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A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
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.
Live your dreams.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
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)
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
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.
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
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.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
Action is the antidote to despair.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
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.
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
Better late than never.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Talkers are no good doers.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
The best way out is always through.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
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
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.