Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
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Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
All work is empty save when there is love.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
The ready back gets all the loads.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Where there is love there is life.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
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.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
Obstacles are great incentives.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
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.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
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.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
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.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
This too, shall pass.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.