Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great men are not always wise.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Love is the only rational act.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
High expectations are the key to everything.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
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.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
You complete me.
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.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.