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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Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
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.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
I know that I will die laughing.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is the whole and more than all.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
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.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
Seek first to understand, then be understood
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
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.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.