I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
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We will either find a way or make one.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
The buck stops here.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
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
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Roll with the punches.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.