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You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
The first duty of love is to listen.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Old love does not rust.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
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
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
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
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
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
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
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
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.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Love is not selfish.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
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 ?'
Love is the whole and more than all.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.