Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
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Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Love is a hole in the heart.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
Attitude determines altitude.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
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.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Great men are not always wise.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
To know me is to love me.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
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.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
Our only security is in our ability to change.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
What's meant to be will always find a way
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
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.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
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.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.