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A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
Action is the antidote to despair.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
Laughter is the best medicine.
I think therefore I am
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.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
For Love is Immortality.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
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
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
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.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
Ideas without action are worthless.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
He who hesitates is lost !
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
You can do anything you put your mind to.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
If there is a will, there is a way.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is the only rational act.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
We must be the change we wish to see.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
The best things in life are free.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.