The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
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Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
There is no education like adversity.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
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.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
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.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Great men are not always wise.
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 doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Success is never wondering what if.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
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.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Keep the Faith.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
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
Be who you are in every situation.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Success is a journey not a destination.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
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.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
Be Here Now.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.