Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
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For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
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.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
They can because they think they can.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
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
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
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
You can do anything you put your mind to.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
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.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Love is friendship set on fire.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
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)
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
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
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
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.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.