The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
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For with god all things are possible.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
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.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
Adventure is worthwhile.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Love is letting go of fear.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Truth fears no questions.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
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.
, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Ideas without action are worthless.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Never spend your money before you have it.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
They can because they think they can.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.