Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
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If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
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
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
We will either find a way or make one.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
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.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
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 ?
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
You had me at hello.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.