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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Well done is better than well said.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
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
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
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.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Find the good -- and praise it.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Truth fears no questions.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Love sees roses without thorns.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
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
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The heart that loves is always young.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.