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What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
For with god all things are possible.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
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.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
You are what you think about all day long.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Success is predictable.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
Obstacles are great incentives.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
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
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Never stop dreaming.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Change your thoughts, change your life.
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.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Experience is the best teacher.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
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.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
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
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
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.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.