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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Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
Make the second effort your second nature.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
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.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
The best way out is always through.
Real love stories never have endings.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
It's never too late.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
You can do what you want to do.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.