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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Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
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.
If there is a will, there is a way.
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
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
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
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
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.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
God doesn't make junk.
Remove failure as an option.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
The hottest love has the coldest end.
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
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.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
Love is the only rational act.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Believe in yourself.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
Actions speak louder than words.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.