The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
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Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
If it is to be it is up to me.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
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.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You had me at hello.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
For Love is Immortality.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
Great men are not always wise.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
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.
Love those who love you.
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.