Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
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is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
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 ?
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
Seize the day.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
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
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
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
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
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Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Love that is true never grows old.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Whatever you are be a good one.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
Fortune favors the brave.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.