It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
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I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing succeeds like success.
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Experience is the best teacher.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
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
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
May you live all the days of your life.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
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.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
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 ?
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
Don't water your weeds.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.