Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
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If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
A woman who is loved always has success.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
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.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
Kind words conquer.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
You're as old as you behave.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
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.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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)
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
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
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no education like adversity.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Live your dreams.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.