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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Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Well done is better than well said.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
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.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
The way we see the problem is the problem.
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Adventure is worthwhile.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that 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.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
Attitude is everything.
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Success is a journey not a destination.
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
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
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.