The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
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Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
A healthy outside starts from the inside
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
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.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
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.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
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
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
All work is empty save when there is love.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
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.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
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
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.