A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
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The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Security is a kind of death.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
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.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
The hottest love has the coldest end.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Life is what you make it.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
None are homely who smile.
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
Kind words conquer.
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
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.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
If it is to be it is up to me.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
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.
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.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Love is friendship set on fire.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.