Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
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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
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
You create your reality.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
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.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
No involvement, no commitment.
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You can do anything you put your mind to.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Success leaves clues.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
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.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
Well done is better than well said.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
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.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.