In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
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Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
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
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
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
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
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.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
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.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Do or do not, there is no try.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
You are what you think about all day long.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.