Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
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There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
Love sees roses without thorns.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
In love beggar and king are equal.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
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I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
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.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
If it is to be it is up to me.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Whatever it takes !
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
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.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.