Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
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You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
After your jump, the net appears.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Above all to thine own self be true.
I know that I will die laughing.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
The show must go on.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
We must be the change we wish to see.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
The way we see the problem is the problem.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
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.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?