The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
There is no education like adversity.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
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
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
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.
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.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
The best proof of love is trust.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most ball games are lost, not won.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
What ever you are be a good one.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
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.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
Love is a hole in the heart.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
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.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Happiness is a state of mind.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
The price of greatness is responsibility.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.