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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I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Success is the child of audacity.
Do or do not, there is no try.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
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
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
To know me is to love me.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
No man is wise enough by himself.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.