is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
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Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
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
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
You only get out what you put in.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Truth fears no questions.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Love is the only rational act.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
I think therefore I am
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
You are what you think about all day long.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness