The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
Love is a hole in the heart.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
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
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
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
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
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.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Live your dreams.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
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.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
The course of true love never did run smooth.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.