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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What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
My heart is ever at your service.
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
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
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Live with passion.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
Tough times never last but tough people do.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
In love beggar and king are equal.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
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.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
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.
No pain, No gain.
Anything is possible.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
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.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
I know that I will die laughing.
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.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.