I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
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Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
The best things in life are not things.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
You create your reality.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
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.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
What's meant to be will always find a way
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
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.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
What's another word for thesaurus ?
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.