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Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
Old love does not rust.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
The past does not equal the future.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
What's another word for thesaurus ?
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
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.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
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.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Where there is love there is life.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
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.
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
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We must be the change we wish to see.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Live with passion.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
A healthy outside starts from the inside
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
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.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
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 listener does not hear. quotes
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
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
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.