Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
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Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
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.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
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
If you're going through hell, keep going.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
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.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
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
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
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
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
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?
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
The best things in life are free.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.