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I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
Live your dreams.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
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
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Do what you love and the money will follow
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Attitude determines altitude.
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
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.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
Never stop dreaming.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
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
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
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 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.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
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.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
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.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Old love does not rust.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
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
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
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.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.