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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Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
They can because they think they can.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
All you need is love.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
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
Love is not selfish.
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
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.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
Perfect love can not be without equality.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
We will either find a way or make one.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Love sees roses without thorns.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
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 ?
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
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
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.