Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
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Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
All work is empty save when there is love.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
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
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
If you can dream it, you can do it.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
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.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
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
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
We can only learn to love by loving.
Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
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)
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
There is no education like adversity.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
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)
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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)
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.