Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
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What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Love is not selfish.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Happiness is a state of mind.
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
What ever you are be a good one.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
My life is my message.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Where there is love there is life.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
A healthy outside starts from the inside
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.