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.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
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There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
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.
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
All work is empty save when there is love.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Life is what you make it.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Do it now !
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
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.
After your jump, the net appears.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
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 dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
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.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
To ask the hard question is simple.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.