The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
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A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
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.
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
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
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.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
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.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
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If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
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.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
You become what you think about.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
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.