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The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
He who has great power should use it lightly.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
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.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
Never spend your money before you have it.
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
Security is a kind of death.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
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.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
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.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?