There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
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The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
This is the beginning of a new day.
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Procrastination is the thief of time.
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
Love understands all languages.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
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.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
A simple I love you means more than money.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
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 am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The best way out is always through.
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Do or do not, there is no try.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
It ain't over till it's over.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love that is true never grows old.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Success leaves clues.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Perfect love can not be without equality.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.