Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
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If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
The best proof of love is trust.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Fortune favors the brave.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
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.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
The best way out is always through.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
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
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
Great men are not always wise.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
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.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
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
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
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.
Live your dreams.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Kind words conquer.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.