The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
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It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
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 worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Action is the antidote to despair.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
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
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Well done is better than well said.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
Love is friendship set on fire.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
I saw and loved.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
Success is never wondering what if.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
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.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Without a general an army is lost.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
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.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
He who hesitates is lost.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.