For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
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.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
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You complete me.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
Action is the antidote to despair.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Real love stories never have endings.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
They can because they think they can.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
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.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Believe in yourself.
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 refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.