Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
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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 ?
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
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.
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
The heart that loves is always young.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
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.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
This is the beginning of a new day.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Reach for the stars.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Love is friendship set on fire.
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
Fortune favors the brave.
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.
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
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.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
No involvement, no commitment.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
A healthy outside starts from the inside
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
They alone live, who live for others.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer