There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
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He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
In love beggar and king are equal.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
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 !
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
No man is wise enough by himself.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
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.
You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
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.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Don't water your weeds.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
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
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
The beginning is the half of every action.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.