The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
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They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
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.
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
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
It is never too late to be what we might have been
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
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?
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
Strike while the iron is hot.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
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.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
My life is my message.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
We will either find a way or make one.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Success leaves clues.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
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.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.