Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
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Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
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.
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.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
You had me at hello.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
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's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Be who you are in every situation.
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Whatever it takes !
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Truth fears no questions.
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
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.