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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If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
God doesn't make junk.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Keep the Faith.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
Who, being loved, is poor ?
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Never spend your money before you have it.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
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.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
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.
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.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
We can only learn to love by loving.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Love sees roses without thorns.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.