Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
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After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
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
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
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.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Never spend your money before you have it.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.