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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How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
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 person does not hear.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
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.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
We must be the change we wish to see.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
We will either find a way or make one.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
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.
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
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.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
It ain't over till it's over.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
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
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts