The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
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The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
There are no gains without pains.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
I saw and loved.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
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
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Without a general an army is lost.
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
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.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
Think and grow rich.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
All you need is love.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.