The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
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One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
My life is my message.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
For Love is Immortality.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
The show must go on.
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
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.
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.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
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.
Action is the antidote to despair.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
My friends are my estate.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
The buck stops here.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.