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To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
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.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
He who stops being better stops being good.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Do it now !
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Love never claims, it ever gives.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
The loving are the daring.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
You become what you think about.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.