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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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Love is letting go of fear.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is perfect kindness
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
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.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
This is the beginning of a new day.
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
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.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Love that is true never grows old.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
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.
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.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Without a general an army is lost.
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The past does not equal the future.
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 !
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
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.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
There is time for everything.
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.