Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
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Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
The sun will come up tomorrow
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
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
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Keep away from small 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.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
Only the educated are free.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
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'.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.