The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
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The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
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.
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.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
No man is wise enough by himself.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
Love is letting go of fear.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
There is no substitute for hard work.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
There is no education like adversity.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
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)
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
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.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Ideas... they have the power
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Many hands make light work.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.