Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
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Get busy living or get busy dying.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
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 Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
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 heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
The best things in life are not things.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
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
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.