For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
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Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
All work is empty save when there is love.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
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.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
You always succeed in producing a result.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Work is love made manifest.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Well done is better than well said.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Love never claims, it ever gives.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
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.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
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.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.