There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
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There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
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.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Whatever it takes !
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
Experience is the best teacher.
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.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
Real love stories never have endings.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
To ask the hard question is simple.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
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.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Above all to thine own self be true.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Where there's life, there's hope.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
What's another word for thesaurus ?
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Love is perfect kindness
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
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
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
After your jump, the net appears.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.