You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
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
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
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It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Don't go through life, grow through life.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
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.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
Where there's life, there's hope.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never spend your money before you have it.
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
Love is letting go of fear.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
You're as old as you behave.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
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
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
The ready back gets all the loads.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.