The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
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The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
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
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
None are homely who smile.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
He who has great power should use it lightly.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
Above all to thine own self be true.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
Don't ever give up.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where there is a will, there is a way.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature does nothing uselessly.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
The book you don't read cant help.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
All you need is love.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
For Love is Immortality.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.