The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
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Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
It's never too late.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
Love sees roses without thorns.
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Love is the whole and more than all.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Well done is better than well said.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Only the educated are free.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
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.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
What's meant to be will always find a way
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.