It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
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.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Obstacles are great incentives.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Honesty is the best image.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
The best way out is always through.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
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.
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
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.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
You only get out what you put in.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
Be Here Now.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
There is no education like adversity.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.