There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
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
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To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
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.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
Nothing succeeds like success.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
The show must go on.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
We can only learn to love by loving.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
He who has hope has everything.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
This too, shall pass.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
If it is to be it is up to me.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
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)
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
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Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
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
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
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.