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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Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
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 mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
To know me is to love me.
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
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
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
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
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
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Ideas without action are worthless.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
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A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
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.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Keep away from 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.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.