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Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happy wife, happy life.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
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.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
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
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
He who has great power should use it lightly.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
Success is a journey not a destination.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Success is never wondering what if.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !