Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
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Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Do what you love and the money will follow
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
The show must go on.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
If it is to be it is up to me.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Work is love made manifest.
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
There is no education like adversity.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
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.
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
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.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
It's never too late.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.