The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
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Where there is a will, there is a way.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
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.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
Life is a do-it yourself project.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
I light my candle from their torches.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
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.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.