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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Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
It's never too late.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Many hands make light work.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
Attitude determines altitude.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
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.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
Well done is better than well said.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
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.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
Who, being loved, is poor ?
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.