Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
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A simple I love you means more than money.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
We can only learn to love by loving.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.