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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We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
You must motivate yourself every day.
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
Experience is the best teacher.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Love sees roses without thorns.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
You become what you think about.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
This too, shall pass.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
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
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
The unexamined life is not worth living.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
Hi-Yo, Silver !
The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
You only get out what you put in.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
Love is the only rational act.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?