Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
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Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
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.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
Anything is possible.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
The beginning is the half of every action.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
A simple I love you means more than money.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
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.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
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.
There is no education like adversity.
Hard work pays off.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
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
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
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.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
Success is predictable.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Love is a hole in the heart.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
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
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.