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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There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
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
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Fortune favors the brave.
My heart shall be thy garden.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
This too, shall pass.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
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.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
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.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
The way we see the problem is the problem.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
Life is a do-it yourself project.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
Success is never wondering what if.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
All work is empty save when there is love.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
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.
You become what you think about.
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
God doesn't make junk.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
It is always your next move.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
You must motivate yourself every day.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.