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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There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Love is perfect kindness
The loving are the daring.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Above all to thine own self be true.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Only the educated are free.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
If it is to be it is up to me.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !