Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
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I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
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
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
The loving are the daring.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
May you live all the days of your life.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
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
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Where there is love there is life.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
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
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.