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 best way out is always through.
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
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.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
Honesty is the best image.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
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.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
Perfect love can not be without equality.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
The heart that loves is always young.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
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.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.