In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
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Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
No pain, No gain.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
Make the second effort your second nature.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
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.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
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.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
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.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
For with god all things are possible.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Pep without purpose is piffle.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
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 !
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
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Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
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.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.