Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
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Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 ?
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Roll with the punches.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
He who stops being better stops being good.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Love conquers all.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Without a general an army is lost.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Keep away from 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.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Love sees roses without thorns.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
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.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
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.'
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Above all to thine own self be true.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
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.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
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.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is the whole and more than all.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
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.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
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.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
Be who you are in every situation.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.