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Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
There's no abiding success without commitment.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Success is a journey not a destination.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
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
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
The heart that loves is always young.
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)
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Count your blessings.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
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. '
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)