Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
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Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
What is life without the radiance of love.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
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.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
The book you don't read cant help.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Be the change you want to see in the world.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
I light my candle from their torches.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
I think therefore I am
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
He who stops being better stops being good.
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.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.