We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
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Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
It's never too late.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
Whatever it takes !
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do 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.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
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.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The ready back gets all the loads.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
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.'
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
Whatever you are be a good one.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.