Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
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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.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Life is what you make it.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
We will either find a way or make one.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
You only get out what you put in.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
If you love someone, set them free.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
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.
You had me at hello.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
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.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 ?