Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
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.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
The ready back gets all the loads.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
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.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
God doesn't make junk.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Never say die.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Never spend your money before you have it.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
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.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
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.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Above all to thine own self be true.
Happy wife, happy life.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Most ball games are lost, not won.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.