The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
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In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
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
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Adventure is worthwhile.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
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.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
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.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There's no abiding success without commitment.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.