Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
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The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
The past does not equal the future.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
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.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
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.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
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.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
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 act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adventure is worthwhile.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
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.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
Count your blessings.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
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.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Fortune and love favor the brave.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
Success is never wondering what if.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
May you live all the days of your life.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
You become what you think about.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.