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The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
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.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
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.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
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.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
Love that is true never grows old.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
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.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
Adventure is worthwhile.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
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.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.