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All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Love is friendship set on fire.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference
Mark Victor Hansen
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
The ready back gets all the loads.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
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.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Union gives strength.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
There is no education like adversity.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
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)
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.