Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
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.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
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.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Who, being loved, is poor ?
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
This too, shall pass.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
The best proof of love is trust.
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?
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
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
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Great men are not always wise.
No one became poor by giving alms.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
Success is the child of audacity.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
You become what you think about.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.