Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
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I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
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
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
Love is not selfish.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
Love is the whole and more than all.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
They alone live, who live for others.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
Love, two minds without a single thought.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
We can only learn to love by loving.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
Fortune and love favor the brave.
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
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
Live with passion.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Where there is love there is life.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.