An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
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.
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.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
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Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Perfect love can not be without equality.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
To know me is to love me.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
Life is what you make it.
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
You only get out what you put in.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.