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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You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
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.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
Do what you love and the money will follow
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
Count your blessings.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
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.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
Keep the Faith.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
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
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
Follow your dreams.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
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.