Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.
The desire for success lubricates secret prostitution's in the soul.
A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.
Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.
The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.
Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom.
The real conversation is spoken in silence, when most converse it is either a negative one towards others or events, if you have nothing positive to say why spread negativity
There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.
If you don't ask, you don't get.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
What makes people happy is activity; changing evil itself into good by power, working in a God like manner.
Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.
They teach in academies far too many things, and far too much that is useless.
So long as you live and work, you will be misunderstood; to that you must resign yourself once and for all. Be silent!
Mastery passes often for egotism.
Feelings are everywhere -- be gentle.
You can't expect to prevent negative feelings altogether. And you can't expect to experience positive feelings all the time. The Law of Emotional Choice directs us to acknowledge our feelings but also to refuse to get stuck in the negative ones.
Feelings are much slower learners than thought.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?
We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations in which the action takes place, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help transform the field itself.
Time is not measured by the passing of years, but by what one does, what one feels and what one achieves.
There are two kinds of people: Those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group because there is less competition there.
Great causes and little men go ill together.
It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.
When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.
Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds; all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.
Most people would rather give than get affection.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.
Sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the face the heart is made better.
You are the only one thinking in your mind..
Time stays, we go.
The time is always right to do what is right.
The future comes one day at a time.
Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.
Anger is short madness
The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.
The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.
Anyone can become angry -- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- this is not easy.
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
Death is nature's way of saying, Your table's ready.
Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children;
There's a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence.
Let no man fear to die, we love to sleep all, and death is but the sounder sleep.
Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.
Understanding is a two-way street.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over.
True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.
Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.
What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
There is a time for work and a time for love. That leaves no other time.
Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
There are people who have money and people who are rich.
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Death -- the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
Death is not a period, but a comma in the story of life.
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the dead because they have ceased to exist.
Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
Remember tonight.. for it is the beginning of always.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
There is nothing so annoying as a good example!!
If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question.
A useless life is an early death.
Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.
Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.
Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
In this world, which is so plainly the antechamber of another, there are no happy men. The true division of humanity is between those who live in light and those who live in darkness. Our aim must be to diminish the number of the latter and increase the number of the former. That is why we demand education and knowledge.
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
God created the flirt as soon as he made the fool.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.
Unless one is taught what to do with success after getting it, achievement of it must inevitably leave him prey to boredom.
The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.
Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.
The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right.
Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man.
The greatest braggarts are usually the biggest cowards.
Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
Good is not good, when better is expected.
In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and know I had to put it on the grindstone again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well oiled in the closet, but unused.
When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.
Journalism is literature in a hurry.
Journalism consists largely in saying Lord James is dead to people who never knew Lord James was alive.
Our job is like a baker's work -- his rolls are tasty as long as they're fresh; after two days they're stale; after a week, they're covered with mould and fit only to be thrown out.
A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers another.
Journalism is organized gossip.
The lowest form of popular culture -- lack of information, misinformation, misinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives -- has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
Self-command is the main discipline.
All diseases run into one. Old age.
Do that which is assigned to you and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.
Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding.
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
To live without Hope is to Cease to live.
Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
To the sick, while there is life there is hope.
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
People love others not for who they are, but for how they make them feel.
To fail to love is not to exist at all.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.
For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.
Thoughts have power; thoughts are energy. And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking.
He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.
One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
Those who haven't loved somebody else, more than they love themselves haven't even begun to live
The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
What's so remarkable about Love at first sight? It's when people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes remarkable.
What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
Love is what you've been through with somebody.
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
Love is the strange bewilderment that overtakes one person on account of another person.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
If a man is destined to drown, he will drown even in a spoonful of water.
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Fate, then, is a name for facts not yet passed under the fire of thought; for causes which are unpenetrated.
Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
The eternal quest of the human being is to shatter his loneliness.
But love is blind, and lovers cannot see What petty follies they themselves commit
It is easier to keep half a dozen lovers guessing than to keep one lover after he has stopped guessing.
There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all.
Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.
Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.
Sex is the most fun you can have without laughing.
Every woman is a rebel, and usually in wild revolt against herself.
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
You're never s good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. He whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of a critic.
Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring.
Hope is a bad thing. It means that you are not what you want to be. It means that part of you is dead, if not all of you. It means that you entertain illusions. It's a sort of spiritual clap, I should say.
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over. Bolt up at once.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Self-respect is the root of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
Without discipline, there is no life at all.
Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men.
No man or woman has achieved an effective personality who is not self-disciplined. Such discipline must not be an end in itself, but must be directed to the development of resolute Christian character.
If we do not discipline ourselves the world will do it for us.
No man is such a conqueror, as the one that has defeated himself.
If you will discipline yourself to make your mind self-sufficient you will thereby be least vulnerable to injury from the outside.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.
The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.
The most durable thing in writing is style, and style is the most valuable investment a writer can make with his time. It pays off slowly, your agent will sneer at it, your publisher will misunderstand it, and it will take people you have never heard of to convince them by slow degrees that the writer who puts his individual mark on the way he writes will always pay off.
A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period. When there is an incompatibility between the style and a certain state of mind, it is never the style that triumphs.
It is always self-defeating to pretend to the style of a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history.
A miser grows rich by seeming poor. An extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
One pain is lessened by another's anguish.
The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. [Measure For Measure]
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.
See that each hour's feelings, and thoughts and actions are pure and true; then your life will be also.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
There is only one real tragedy in a woman's life. The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband.
A woman is like a teabag -- only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.
When a woman behaves like a man why doesn't she behave like a nice man?
The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
Don't you realize that as long as you have to sit down to pee, you'll never be a dominant force in the world? You'll never be a convincing technocrat or middle manager. Because people will know. She's in there sitting down.
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even out virtues.
These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them.
Women are most fascinating between the ages of thirty-five and forty, after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass forty, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.
There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness; and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain.
Enjoy your happiness while you have it, and while, you have it do not too closely scrutinize its foundation.
It's not till sex has died out between a man and a woman that they can really love. And now I mean affection. Now I mean to be fond of (as one is fond of oneself) --to hope, to be disappointed, to live inside the other heart. When I look back on the pain of sex, the love like a wild fox so ready to bite, the antagonism that sits like a twin beside love, and contrast it with affection, so deeply unrepeatable, of two people who have lived a life together (and of whom one must die) it's the affection I find richer. It's that I would have again. Not all those doubtful rainbow colors.
Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.
In a revolution, as in a novel. the most difficult part to invent is the end.
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in folly.
There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die.
I know we're not saints or virgins or lunatics; we know all the lust and lavatory jokes, and most of the dirty people; we can catch buses and count our change and cross the roads and talk real sentences. But our innocence goes awfully deep, and our discreditable secret is that we don't know anything at all, and our horrid inner secret is that we don't care that we don't.
Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.
There are only two roads that lead to something like human happiness. They are marked by the words: love and achievement. In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy. The secret of human happiness is not in self-seeking but in self-forgetting.
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
What most men desire is a virgin who is a whore.
The more things change, the more they remain the same.
For organizations and employees alike, the only real security is the ability to grow, change and adapt.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
Many deceive themselves, imagining they'll find happiness in change.
Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions.
Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.
You are everything that is, your thoughts, your life, your dreams come true. You are everything you choose to be. You are as unlimited as the endless universe.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
The willingness to take risks is our grasp of faith.
Gaining control of your thoughts is as easy as sitting by the ocean and controlling the waves.
Change is difficult but often essential to survival.
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe, and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it.
We don't grow unless we take risks. Any successful company is riddled with failures.
People who take risks are the people you'll lose against.
A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.
When boasting ends, there dignity begins.
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
Only man has dignity; only man, therefore, can be funny.
Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
Destiny is an absolutely definite and inexorable ruler. Physical ability and moral determination count for nothing. It is impossible to perform the simplest act when the gods say no. I have no idea how they bring pressure to bear on such occasions; I only know that it is irresistible.
In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.
Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.
Learn not only to find what you like, learn to like what you find.
Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.
Don't fear change -- embrace it.
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.
Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months.
Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.
A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved, by others. (Wizard to the Tin Man)
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Don't trust the person who has broken faith once.
If you can't trust people, who can you trust?
Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.
The man who gives little with a smile gives more than the man who gives much with a frown.
He declares himself guilty who justifies himself before accusation.
Love is like war, easy to begin, hard to end
Opportunities neglected can never be recovered.
Patience, money and time bring all things to past.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
Faith is trust in what the spirit learned eons ago.
Oh for someone with a heart, head and hand. Whatever they call them, what do I care, aristocrat, democrat, autocrat, just be it one that can rule and dare not lie.
It's tough trying to keep your feet on the ground, your head above the clouds, your nose to the grindstone, your shoulder to the wheel, your finger on the pulse, your eye on the ball and your ear to the ground.
Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.
Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs.
Whether you're winning or losing, it is important to always be yourself. You can't change because of the circumstances around you.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
All lovely things will have an ending, All lovely things will fade and die; And youth, that's now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by.
Thoughts are things; they have tremendous power. Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure. Thoughts crystallize into habit and habit solidifies into circumstances.
Let the wise guard their thoughts, which are difficult to perceive, extremely subtle, and wander at will. Thought which is well guarded is the bearer of happiness.
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
Empty your mind of all thoughts.
Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings,
but contemplate their return.
Each separate being in the universe
returns to the common source.
Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any other disease. Fortunately, in England at any rate, thought is not catching. Our splendid physique as a people is entirely due to our national stupidity.
The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortune, but its fears.
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
While there's life, there's hope.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Writing is thinking on paper.
Don't worry over what other people are thinking about you. They're too busy worrying over what you are thinking about them.
Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly
Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
The real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for himself, but how well he plays the role that destiny assigned to him.
It's not what's happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
Everything changes, nothing remains without change.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.
The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
When the fight begins within himself, a man's worth something.
Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words
He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.
We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves. There must be contest, and we must win.
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people -- including me -- would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
Truth lies within ourselves: it takes no rise from outward things, whatever you may believe. There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness and to Know rather consists in opening out a way whence the imprisoned splendor may escape than in effecting entry for light supposed to be without.
Dream the impossible dream, Fight the unbeatable foe, Strive with your last ounce of courage, to reach the unreachable star.
All books are either dreams or swords.
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
When you dream alone, with your eyes shut, asleep, that dream is an illusion. But when we dream together, sharing the same dream, awake and with our eyes wide open, then that dream becomes reality!
The more you can dream, the more you can do.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
You live with your thoughts -- so be careful what they are.
We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
Our life is what our thoughts make it. A man will find that as he alters his thoughts toward things and other people, things and other people will alter towards him.
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Smile; it the second best thing one can do with one's lips.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
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.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
Success... seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself thinking once or twice a week.
Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.
Prayer is not a substitute for work, thinking, watching, suffering, or giving; prayer is a support for all other efforts.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That is voting.
I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love.
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.
Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.
Most bosses know instinctively that their power depends more on employee's compliance than on threats or sanctions.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions.
Diplomacy is thinking twice before saying nothing.
We find it hard to believe that other people's thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are.
You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart's desires.
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.
Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.
All human activity is prompted by desire.
The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never, never -- in nothing great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Winning is not a sometime thing; It's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do.
Do you want to know a good way to fall in love? Just associate with all your pleasant experiences with someone, and disassociate from all the unpleasant ones.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
If you can accept losing you can't win. If you can walk you can run. No one is ever hurt. Hurt is in your mind.
Mental toughness is many things. It is humility because it behooves all of us to remember that simplicity is the sign of greatness and meekness is the sign of true strength. Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy -- invincible determination -- a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.
No man can fight his way to the top and stay at the top without exercising the fullest measure of grit, courage, determination, resolution. Every man who gets anywhere does so because he has first firmly resolved to progress in the world and then has enough stick-to-it-tiveness to transform his resolution into reality. Without resolution, no man can win any worthwhile place among his fellow men.
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
Nobody knows what you want except you. And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it. Wanting some other way to live is proof enough of deserving it. Having it is hard work, but not having it is sheer hell.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
The proof of gold is fire...
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
Nothing in life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.
It is a good thing that life is not as serious as it seems to a waiter.
The art of life is the art of avoiding pain; and he is the best pilot, who steers clearest of the rocks and shoals with which it is beset.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
Can anybody remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?
There are three wants which never can be satisfied: that of the rich, who wants something more; that of the sick, who wants something different; and that of the traveler, who says, Anywhere but here.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is due to the triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it.
Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world.
It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you've got to have is faith and discipline when you're not yet a winner.
The only discipline that last is self discipline.
Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions. But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they aren't still there, he's no longer a political leader.
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
To love another person is to see the face of God. [Les Miserables]
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it--this is knowledge.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men -- that is genius.
Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
Thought precedes action, action does not always precede thought.
If everybody thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening.
If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth.
The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view.
Friendship should be a private pleasure, not a public boast. I loathe those braggarts who are forever trying to invest themselves with importance by calling important people by their first names in or out of print. Such first-naming for effect makes me cringe.
Friendship is genuine when two friends can enjoy each others company without speaking a word to one another.
When all is said and done, friendship is the only trustworthy fabric of the affections. So-called love is a delirious inhuman state of mind: when hot it substitutes indulgence for fair play; when cold it is cruel, but friendship is warmth in cold, firm ground in a bog.
Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins. Love between a man and a woman is founded on the mating instinct and is not free from desire and self-seeking. But to have a friend and to be true under any and all trials is the mark of a man!
It is only necessary to grow old to become more charitable and even indulgent. I see no fault committed by others that I have not committed myself.
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
All things change, nothing is extinguished. There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement.
Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.
There is no remedy for love than to love more.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we might win, by fearing to attempt.[Measure For Measure]
The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.
Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.
There's a subterranean impetus towards pornography so powerful that half the business world is juiced by the sort of half sex that one finds in advertisements.
Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.
Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant.
Pornography is the attempt to insult sex, to do dirt on it.
There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.
For those for whom the sex act has come to seem mechanical and merely the meeting and manipulation of body parts, there often remains a hunger which can be called metaphysical but which is not recognized as such, and which seeks satisfaction in physical danger, or sometimes in torture, suicide, or murder.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
All of life is a dispute over taste and tasting.
Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.
A man who dares to waste one hour of his life has not discovered the value of life.
By persisting in your path, though you forfeit the little, you gain the great.
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
Wisdom is found only in truth.
There are nine requisites for contented living: HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure; WEALTH enough to support your needs; STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them; GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them; PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished; CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor; LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others; FAITH enough to make real the things of God; HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason so few engage in it.
The difference between writing a book and being on television is the difference between conceiving a child and having a baby made in a test tube.
If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist.
The sickness of our times for me has been just this damn thing that everything has been getting smaller and smaller and less and less important, that the romantic spirit has dried up, that there is no shame today. We're all getting so mean and small and petty and ridiculous, and we all live under the threat of extermination.
Once a newspaper touches a story the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.
There is nothing safe about sex. There never will be.
I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.
The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Our happiness in this world depends on the affections we are able to inspire.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Never mistake activity for achievement.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
If I was your wife Sir, I'd poison you! Madam, if you were my wife, I'd let you!
It[[#146]]s okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers --- they help us to learn.
It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
There is only one happiness in life -- to love and to be loved.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
love is not sex, love is not giving gifts, love is not a thousand things. love is only living in your beloved's mind day and night.
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
We write our own destiny; we become what we do.
Lìfe doesnt listen to your logic. It goes on its own way undisturbed. You have to listen life.It doesnt bother about your logic..
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
There is Jackson with his Virginians, standing like a stone wall. Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer.
Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.
What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.
The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did.
We cannot become what we need to be, remaining what we are.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
Two basic rules of life: 1. Change is Inevitable 2. Everyone Resists Change. Remember this: When you are through changing... you're through.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
We don't change what we are, we change what we think what we are.
Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self -- a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change -- the willful act of making the change, doing something.
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.
Character is more important than intelligence for success.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
If all of our wishes were gratified, many of our dreams would be destroyed.
There are only two types of people in the world. Those who make people happy wherever they go and those who make others happy whenever they go.
I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams.
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Love is just a system for getting someone to call you darling after sex.
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
Real love stories never have endings.