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All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
He who has hope has everything.
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
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
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.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
Action is the antidote to despair.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
What's another word for thesaurus ?
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.