Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
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Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Love is the only rational act.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
They are able because they think they are able.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
You are what you think you are.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
Never spend your money before you have it.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
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.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
There are never enough I Love You's.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Roll with the punches.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.