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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We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A leader is a dealer in hope.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
Live life with passion.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Live with passion.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
There is no education like adversity.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
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.
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.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.