We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
I light my candle from their torches.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
Success leaves clues.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
They can because they think they can.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
You must motivate yourself every day.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
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.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
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.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
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.
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
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
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
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.