When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
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I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Success is the child of audacity.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Love that is true never grows old.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
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.
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
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
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.
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Never, never, never give up.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
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.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
A bold onset is half the battle.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
They can because they think they can.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
Ability is sexless.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
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
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great men are not always wise.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.