Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
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.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Never stop dreaming.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I know that I will die laughing.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
Security is a kind of death.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.