Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
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He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
Don't ever give up.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
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
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Love those who love you.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.