When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
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This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Action is the antidote to despair.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
Only the educated are free.
Love knows no bounds.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
There is no education like adversity.
Experience is the best teacher.
If you love someone, set them free.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
The loving are the daring.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.