The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
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Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
Be the ball.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Love is the whole and more than all.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
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
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
My life is my message.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
There is no education like adversity.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
Attitude is everything.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
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.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Ideas... they have the power
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.