If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
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Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
I saw and loved.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Seize the day.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
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.
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Don't water your weeds.
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.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
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.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Keep away from small 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.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
Hard work pays off.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
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
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.