Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
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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
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
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
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Love sees roses without thorns.
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.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
One man with courage is a majority.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
There is no education like adversity.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
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
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
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Adversity introduces a man to himself.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
A bold onset is half the battle.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
Keep the Faith.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
You create your reality.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.