The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
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No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
Success is a journey not a destination.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
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.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
Remove failure as an option.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
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
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
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.
Charles Caleb Colton
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
Nothing succeeds like success.
Love is perfect kindness
Ideas without action are worthless.
Love knows no bounds.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.