Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
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Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
Love that is true never grows old.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
No man is wise enough by himself.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
You always succeed in producing a result.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
No pain, No gain.
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
After your jump, the net appears.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
The buck stops here.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
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.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.