Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
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Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Success is never wondering what if.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
They can because they think they can.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
May you live all the days of your life.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
You're as old as you behave.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
The best way out is always through.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
The time to make friends is before you need them.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
The road to success is always under construction.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
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.
I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference
Mark Victor Hansen
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
A simple I love you means more than money.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Do what you love and the money will follow
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
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 !
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.