The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
How far you go in life depends on your 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
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Believe in yourself.
Success is never wondering what if.
The best things in life are not things.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
They alone live, who live for others.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 ?
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference
Mark Victor Hansen
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
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
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
All you need is love.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.