There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
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A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
You must motivate yourself every day.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Actions speak louder than words.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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)
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
Make the second effort your second nature.
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
One man with courage is a majority.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Ability is sexless.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
Change your thoughts, change your life.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Be the ball.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Well done is better than well said.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.