Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
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Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
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.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
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.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The best things in life are not things.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
You complete me.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Where there is love there is no darkness.
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
Love is a hole in the heart.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Act or accept.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.