In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
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Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
There is no education like adversity.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
I light my candle from their torches.
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
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.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
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.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
This is the beginning of a new day.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
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
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
If there is a will, there is a way.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a 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.
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
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
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
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.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.