A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
Discover More Quotes From Your Favorite Authors
Anything is possible.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
None are homely who smile.
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
They can because they think they can.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Adventure is worthwhile.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
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.
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
A simple I love you means more than money.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
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.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
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.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Love conquers all.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.