I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
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A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
High expectations are the key to everything.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Union gives strength.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
The ready back gets all the loads.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
Be Here Now.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
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.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
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.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
Be who you are in every situation.
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.
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.