There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
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You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
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
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
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.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
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.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
One man with courage is a majority.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
If you can dream it, you can do it.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
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)
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
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 greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
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.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
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.
Work is love made manifest.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
What's another word for thesaurus ?
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
They are able because they think they are able.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Live with passion.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.