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Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Find the good -- and praise it.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
High expectations are the key to everything.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
The way we see the problem is the problem.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Ability is sexless.
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
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
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
Love the giver more than the gift.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
For Love is Immortality.
You are what you think about all day long.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
You complete me.
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
The best way out is always through.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Love sees roses without thorns.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.