We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Keep the Faith.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
The past does not equal the future.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
Follow your dreams.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
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.
You can do what you want to do.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
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
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
Trent, Swingers (1996)
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Success leaves clues.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
The best way out is always through.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.