In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
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'.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
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.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
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Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
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.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
Love the giver more than the gift.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
They are able because they think they are able.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
Remove failure as an option.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A healthy outside starts from the inside
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
The best way out is always through.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
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.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
The beginning is the half of every action.
Follow your dreams.
I think therefore I am
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.