You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
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To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
A woman who is loved always has success.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
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.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
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.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
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)
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
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.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
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.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.