What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
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The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
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.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
Whatever you are be a good one.
Real love stories never have endings.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
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.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Adventure is worthwhile.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.