The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
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Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
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
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
Ideas without action are worthless.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
Love is the whole and more than all.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
The successful man is the average man, focused.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
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.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
Never spend your money before you have it.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
In love beggar and king are equal.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
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.
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step