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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Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
If there is a will, there is a way.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
They alone live, who live for others.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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 !
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
What's another word for thesaurus ?
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
The road to success is always under construction.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
Kind words conquer.
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
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.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
It ain't over till it's over.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
Do what you love and the money will follow
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.