Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
There is no substitute for hard work.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Think and grow rich.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
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.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be the best that you can be.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
My heart is ever at your service.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
They are able because they think they are able.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.