Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
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The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
Live life with passion.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love sees roses without thorns.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
You must motivate yourself every day.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
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Love means never having to say you're sorry.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
I know that I will die laughing.
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
Roll with the punches.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
Union gives strength.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.