It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Happy wife, happy life.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
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.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Love is a hole in the heart.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
Kind words conquer.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
If it is to be it is up to me.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
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.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
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.
Norman Vincent Peale
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
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.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Begin with the end in mind.
Life is what you make it.
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
It is always your next move.
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
It ain't over till it's over.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.