Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
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Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Do or do not, there is no try.
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
I light my candle from their torches.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
Work is love made manifest.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There are never enough I Love You's.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
I know that I will die laughing.
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
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)
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.