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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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.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
Hard work pays off.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
If there is a will, there is a way.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
After your jump, the net appears.
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.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
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.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
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.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
A woman who is loved always has success.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
This is the beginning of a new day.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
No one became poor by giving alms.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.