Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
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Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
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 ?
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
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.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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 reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
The best proof of love is trust.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
Live life with passion.
Reach for the stars.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
What's meant to be will always find a way
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.