The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
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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.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
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
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
You complete me.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
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
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
Never stop dreaming.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
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
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
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
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
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.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
Practice makes perfect.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You had me at hello.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
Ideas... they have the power
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Make the second effort your second nature.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.