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Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
You always succeed in producing a result.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
There is no substitute for hard work.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
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 ? '
Practice makes perfect.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
What is life without the radiance of love.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
If you love someone, set them free.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Never, never, never give up.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
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
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
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
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Well done is better than well said.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.