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Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
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.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
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.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
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.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
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.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.