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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Above all to thine own self be true.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
A leader is a dealer in hope.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
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.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
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.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
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.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
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
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
You can do anything you put your mind to.
Every dog has his day.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
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.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.