Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
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Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done 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.
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
Roll with the punches.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Success leaves clues.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
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
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Count your blessings.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
Make the second effort your second nature.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.