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Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
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.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
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.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
The heart that loves is always young.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
You become what you think about.
Love is letting go of fear.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
You must motivate yourself every day.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.