A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
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We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Never spend your money before you have it.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
Never stop dreaming.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Make the second effort your second nature.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
You can do anything you put your mind to.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Success is a journey not a destination.
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.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.