Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr
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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
You create your reality.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
There is no education like adversity.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
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
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
Be the ball.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)
The best things in life are free.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
No matter where you go, there you are.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
It is always your next move.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
Ideas... they have the power
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.