Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
Never say die.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
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.
We can only learn to love by loving.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
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.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The road to success is always under construction.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
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.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
You become what you think about.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on 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. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
Well done is better than well said.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
Let thy words be few.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
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
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
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.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.