Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
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I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
I know that I will die laughing.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
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.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
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.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Attitude is everything.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
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)
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Actions speak louder than words.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
The best things in life are not things.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.