For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
I light my candle from their torches.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
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.
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
Every dog has his day.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
Above all to thine own self be true.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
What's meant to be will always find a way
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
He who hesitates is lost.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
Real love stories never have endings.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
A life lived in fear is half lived.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
All work is empty save when there is love.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.