Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
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After your jump, the net appears.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
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.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Love is the only rational act.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
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
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
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.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
Strike while the iron is hot.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
What's another word for thesaurus ?
The first duty of love is to listen.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
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 !
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Make the second effort your second nature.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
You create your reality.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
What is life without the radiance of love.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.