You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Be who you are in every situation.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
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The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Think and grow rich.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
Union gives strength.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
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 ?'
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
Live life with passion.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
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.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
Be who you are in every situation.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
Count your blessings.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
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.