The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
What's meant to be will always find a way
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
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.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
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.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
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
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
You become what you think about.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
Begin with the end in mind.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
Success is a journey not a destination.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Well done is better than well said.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
Don't ever give up.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
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 ?
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.