Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
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Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
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.
Action is the antidote to despair.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
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.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Never, never, never give up.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
Do what you love and the money will follow
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
No matter where you go, there you are.
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
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
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
To ask the hard question is simple.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
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
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.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
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
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.