Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
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All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Laughter is the best medicine.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
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
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
Whatever it takes !
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
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.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
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.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
The past does not equal the future.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
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.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Every dog has his day.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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.
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.