If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
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Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
He who has hope has everything.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
A woman who is loved always has success.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
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Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
They can because they think they can.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Count your blessings.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
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.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
The way we see the problem is the problem.
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 ?
Old love does not rust.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.