roliver71339 - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting.]]> <![CDATA[The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun.]]> <![CDATA[If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -- forever.]]> <![CDATA[A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.]]> <![CDATA[Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.]]> <![CDATA[A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.]]> <![CDATA[He that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death. [Exodus 21:17]]]> <![CDATA[If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.]]> <![CDATA[Don't tell me peace has broken out.]]> <![CDATA[Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.]]> <![CDATA[Tomorrow never comes.]]> <![CDATA[The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.]]> <![CDATA[Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.]]> <![CDATA[I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand.]]> <![CDATA[Call on God, but row away from the rocks.]]> <![CDATA[Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.]]> <![CDATA[When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike you, do not wait until he has struck before you crush him.]]> <![CDATA[Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.]]> <![CDATA[Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.]]> <![CDATA[Good things happen to those who hustle.]]> <![CDATA[Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.]]> <![CDATA[Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger.]]> <![CDATA[Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.]]> <![CDATA[Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.]]> <![CDATA[A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.]]> <![CDATA[Action expresses priorities.]]> <![CDATA[Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.]]> <![CDATA[Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.]]> <![CDATA[You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.]]> <![CDATA[Never confuse motion with action.]]> <![CDATA[My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.]]> <![CDATA[Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.]]> <![CDATA[Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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. Discover.]]> <![CDATA[Act, don't react!]]> <![CDATA[Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion.]]> <![CDATA[They mustn't know my despair, I can't let them see the wounds which they have caused, I couldn't bear their sympathy and their kind-hearted jokes, it would only make me want to scream all the more. If I talk, everyone thinks I'm showing off; when I'm silent they think I'm ridiculous; rude if I answer, sly if I get a good idea, lazy if I'm tired, selfish if I eat a mouthful more than I should, stupid, cowardly, crafty, etc. etc.]]> <![CDATA[I have often been downcast, but never in despair; I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives. My start has been so very full of interest, and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side of the most dangerous moments.]]> <![CDATA[Whoever is happy will make others happy too.]]> <![CDATA[It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet, I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever-approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.]]> <![CDATA[Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!]]> <![CDATA[A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does.]]> <![CDATA[Action is eloquence.]]> <![CDATA[Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.]]> <![CDATA[Distance is a great promoter of admiration!]]> <![CDATA[Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.]]> <![CDATA[The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.]]> <![CDATA[The search for the perfect venture can turn into procrastination. Your idea may or may not have merit. The key is to get started.]]> <![CDATA[They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.]]> <![CDATA[Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.]]> <![CDATA[Take the world as it is, not as it ought to be.]]> <![CDATA[If you live in the river you should make friends with the crocodile.]]> <![CDATA[It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.]]> <![CDATA[It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts.]]> <![CDATA[Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.]]> <![CDATA[When somebody gives you a sexy look, you know they're trying. It's terrible! But when you smile, it's so much sexier!]]> <![CDATA[Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.]]> <![CDATA[Well begun is half done.]]> <![CDATA[You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.]]> <![CDATA[Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.]]> <![CDATA[It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state.]]> <![CDATA[All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.]]> <![CDATA[Effective action is always unjust.]]> <![CDATA[My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.]]> <![CDATA[Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.]]> <![CDATA[We will either find a way, or make one.]]> <![CDATA[The only way around is through.]]> <![CDATA[Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.]]> <![CDATA[The shortest distance between two points is under construction.]]> <![CDATA[We are always getting ready to live, but never living.]]> <![CDATA[Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.]]> <![CDATA[What you are will show in what you do.]]> <![CDATA[There is a tendency for things to right themselves.]]> <![CDATA[As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.]]> <![CDATA[All rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full.]]> <![CDATA[Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. [Matthew 7:12]]]> <![CDATA[Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.]]> <![CDATA[Do every act of your life as if it were your last.]]> <![CDATA[God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.]]> <![CDATA[I hope that my achievements in life shall be these -- that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need that I will have left the earth a better place for what I've done and who I've been.]]> <![CDATA[I want to put a ding in the universe.]]> <![CDATA[Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.]]> <![CDATA[Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.]]> <![CDATA[The ancestor of every action is thought.]]> <![CDATA[Real action is in silent moments.]]> <![CDATA[Life leaps like a geyser for those who drill through the rock of inertia.]]> <![CDATA[Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.]]> <![CDATA[It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.]]> <![CDATA[It's your aptitude, not just your attitude that determines your ultimate altitude.]]> <![CDATA[If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either.]]> <![CDATA[The journey is the reward.]]> <![CDATA[To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.]]> <![CDATA[Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.]]> <![CDATA[The truth shall set you free.]]> <![CDATA[Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste.]]> <![CDATA[Ability is of little account without opportunity.]]> <![CDATA[Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.]]> <![CDATA[Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.]]> <![CDATA[The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely the best, but what is easily within our power, and suited for our temperament and condition.]]> <![CDATA[All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one...characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.]]> <![CDATA[They are able because they think they are able.]]> <![CDATA[The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.]]> <![CDATA[Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.]]> <![CDATA[There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.]]> <![CDATA[The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.]]> <![CDATA[Who is mightier than death? Those who can smile when death threatens.]]> <![CDATA[Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering.]]> <![CDATA[Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.]]> <![CDATA[To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.]]> <![CDATA[There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.]]> <![CDATA[The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.]]> <![CDATA[Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!]]> <![CDATA[It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.]]> <![CDATA[The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.]]> <![CDATA[You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.]]> <![CDATA[Never find fault with the absent.]]> <![CDATA[Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman's greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn't want her.]]> <![CDATA[A fly may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.]]> <![CDATA[The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.]]> <![CDATA[One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.]]> <![CDATA[Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.]]> <![CDATA[We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.]]> <![CDATA[The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.]]> <![CDATA[Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.]]> <![CDATA[Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquillity -- instead of anger and resentment]]> <![CDATA[It's not a slam at you when people are rude -- it's a slam at the people they've met before.]]> <![CDATA[The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.]]> <![CDATA[Absurdity. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.]]> <![CDATA[How like a winter hath my absence been. From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen, What old December's bareness everywhere!]]> <![CDATA[When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover's apprehension.]]> <![CDATA[Absence -- that common cure of love.]]> <![CDATA[Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.]]> <![CDATA[Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.]]> <![CDATA[Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.]]> <![CDATA[Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another and they cannot write; nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind, and the gleam of the stars --all the beauties of creation.]]> <![CDATA[Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.]]> <![CDATA[Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.]]>