The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
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Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
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.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
Practice makes perfect.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
They are able because they think they are able.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
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.'
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
I saw and loved.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Love is friendship set on fire.
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
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Attitude is everything.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.