You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
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You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
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.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
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 ?
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
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 ?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
If there is a will, there is a way.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
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.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
You become what you think about.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.