When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
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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
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
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.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
You're as old as you behave.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
Love the giver more than the gift.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
You only get out what you put in.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you're going through hell, keep going.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
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.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.