The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
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Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Love those who love you.
, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
Come, let us make love deathless.
In love beggar and king are equal.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
Think and grow rich.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
Roll with the punches.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
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
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
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.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
To ask the hard question is simple.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.