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Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
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.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
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.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Attitude is everything.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
There is time for everything.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.