Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
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The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
The show must go on.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
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 sun will come up tomorrow
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Think and grow rich.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Be who you are in every situation.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
Love the giver more than the gift.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
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.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
One man with courage is a majority.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
Never stop dreaming.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.