Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
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People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Actions speak louder than words.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tough times never last but tough people do.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
A woman who is loved always has success.
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
They alone live, who live for others.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
Remove failure as an option.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
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.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
The successful man is the average man, focused.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
It ain't over till it's over.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.