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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Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Happiness is a state of activity.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
High expectations are the key to everything.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
What ever you are be a good one.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.