Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
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If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
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
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
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.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Love understands all languages.
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
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 !
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
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
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
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.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
Faith can move mountains.
Ideas without action are worthless.
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
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
My friends are my estate.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul