Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
The beginning is the half of every action.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
The best proof of love is trust.
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
What ever you are be a good one.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
Love is perfect kindness
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
Anything is possible.
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.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
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
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.