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Paul R. Ehrlich
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I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
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.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
It is always your next move.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
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)
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
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Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
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.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
We will either find a way or make one.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
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
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.