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Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
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.
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
There is no substitute for hard work.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Success leaves clues.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
I light my candle from their torches.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
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.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
No pain, No gain.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
The best proof of love is trust.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
There is no education like adversity.
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.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
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.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
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
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.