The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
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Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
What ever you are be a good one.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
If there is a will, there is a way.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
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.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
Little strokes fell great oaks.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
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.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference
Mark Victor Hansen
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
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)
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.