Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
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Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
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.
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Love like you'll never be hurt.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
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.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.