I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
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To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
They alone live, who live for others.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
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.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
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.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
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
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
The best way out is always through.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
Love is letting go of fear.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
Be who you are in every situation.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
The book you don't read cant help.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
No matter where you go, there you are.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
Life is what you make it.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.