All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
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
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
Seize the day.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
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.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Well done is better than well said.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Without a general an army is lost.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
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.
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Where there is love there is no darkness.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
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
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.