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You are what you think about all day long.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
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.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
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 ?
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr
Great oaks from little acorns grow
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
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
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.