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A chinese philosopher once had a dream that he was a butterfly. From that day on, he was never quite certain that he was not a butterfly, dreaming that he was a man.
A diplomat is a man who says you have an open mind, instead of telling you that you have a hole in the head.
A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.
A friend is someone who knows you as you are, understands where you've been, accepts what you've become and still gently invites you to grow.
A friend will know you better in the first minute they see you, than your acquaintance will in a thousand years.
A life spent making mistakes is not only most honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
All I want to do is to minister to someone, And if I do that, Then the Lord's work in me has been done.
An Irishman is the only man in the world who will step over the bodies of a dozen naked women to get to a bottle of stout.
And I begin to wonder, the dreams I can't remember, when I wake in the morning, where in the world did they go?
Any new venture goes through the following stages: enthusiasm, complication, disillusionment, search for the guilty, punishment of the innocent, and decoration of those who did nothing.
Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby' has never tried taking candy from a baby.
As I sit I see a dove And think of our deep, dear true love Think not about our future lives Except perhaps our growing size Keep all your thoughts alive, aglow, All will be well, no fear, I know
Astronomers say the universe is finite, which is a comforting thought for those people who can't remember where they leave things.
Bank on a life, saving towards the certainty of change Ledger all the happiness, pencil in to rearrange Withdraw all the worry Deposit all the faith Compound all the experience and Recognize when the payment is late.
Be patient enough to live one day at a time, letting yesterday go and leaving tomorrow until it arrives.
Be positive in addressing the envelope to your future, For enclosed are your efforts from the past. Be certain of the postage and double check what class.
Be yourself. I mean, who are you kidding. If you be yourself, you'll find you're PERFECT friend. You're PERFECT boyfriend. You're PERFECT girlfriend. You'll be happy, instead of trying to be someone you know you aren't. You'd be a shadow of a figure you don't even recognize. Chained in a lie. If you be yourself, you'd have confidence, and life would be SO MUCH EASIER! Be yourself, for the sake of others who want to be friends with you, but don't know who you are. If you're yourself, maybe we'll get rid of the snobby popular girls that force you to be someone else. Think about it. Be yourself.
Champions are a rare breed. They trust God while others ask for answers. They step forward while others pray for volunteers. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, the hardships.
Competition between individuals sets one against the other and undermines morale, but competition between organizations builds morale and encourages creativity.
Courage is an everyday thing. When we look reality squarely in the eye and refuse to back away from our awareness, we are living courage.
Do not be so quick to judge or label, for one day the objects of ridicule may become what they are ever so used to being seen as. And when this happens it is too late, another soul has fallen to the cruel persecution of todays society and become what they are seen as instead of who they really are. A person, just like everyone else.
Don't cry over the past, it's gone. Don't stress about the future, it hasn't arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful.
Doubt vs. Faith Doubt sees the obstacles. Faith sees the way. Doubt sees the darkest night. Faith sees the day. Doubt dreads to take a step. Faith soars on high. Doubt questions,'Who believes' Faith answers,'I'.
Eat a live toad the first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.
Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it.
EGO is the only requirement to destroy any relationship. So, be a BiGGER person, skip the E and let it GO
Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure Remember, you must use it, as it is given only once. Once wasted you cannot get it back.
Everyone hears what you say, Friends listen to what you say, Best friends listen to what you dont say.
Family means too much, Friends are too valuable, And life is too short, To put-off sharing with people, How much they really mean to you, And pursuing whatever it is that makes you happy.
Fear clouds your mind, it distracts your thoughts, to survive in dangerous times you must learn to supress it and think.
Fear is nothing except a drain of energy and Not a power unto itself. Trust in yourself, For therein lies the true power.
Feelings are real and legitimate; children behave and misbehave for a reason, even if adults cannot figure it out.
Fishing gives you a sense of where you fit in the sceme of things - Your place in the universe...I, mean, here I am, one small guy with a fishing pole on this vast beach and out there in the blue expanse of ocean are these hundreds of millions of fish...laughing at me.
Follow the habit of asking, 'How do you know' Never accept opinions as facts. Avoid following free advice. Don't trust information given in a discourteous or slanderous spirit. In asking for information, do not disclose what you wish the information to be.
Forgiveness does not mean the cancellation of all consequences of wrong doing. It means the refusal on God's part to let our guilty past affect His relationship with us.
Forgiveness is the beautiful fragrance left on the heel of the shoe after stepping on a bunch of violets.
Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.
History has proven, God has never given anyone a dream Without also including the power to achieve that dream It is up to us to claim the power and go after that dream, Or just claim , it was only a dream.
How to win a case in court: If the law is on your side, pound on the law; if the facts are on your side, pound on the facts; if neither is on your side, pound on the table.
Humanity's survival does not depend on reducing differences to a common identity, but on learning to live creatively with differences.
I always knew i would look back on my tears and laugh but i never tought i would look back on the laughter and cry
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging the future but by the past.
I look at my myself and see a stone, I look at my friends and see gold, But I look at you, and see a gem.
I would rather reach for the stars, Then at least I know That I could never end up with dirt on my hands.
I'm not worried about the bullet with my name on it... just the thousands out there marked 'Occupant.'
I've learned that true friendship continues to grow, Even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
Ideals are like stars. You will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But, like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides and following them you will reach your destiny.
If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to catch them.
If an artist is not able to commit himself totally to his art, how can he expect the world to do so?
If she’s amazing, she won't be easy. If she’s easy, she won't be amazing. If she worths it, you won't give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy
If someone breaks your heart, forgive them. For they have helped you leard an important lesson on who you open your heart to.
If Today If you planted hope today In any hopeless heart If someone's burden was lighter Because you did your part, If you caused a laugh That chased some tears away If tonight your name is named When someone kneels to pray Then your day has been well spent.
If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.
If you begin the day with love in your heart, peace in your nerves, and truth in your mind, you not only benefit by their presence but also bring them to others, to your family and friends, and to all those whose destiny draws across your path that day.
If you laid all of the lawyers in the world, end to end, on the equator ---- It would be a good idea to just leave them there.
If you listen you will hear If you look you will see If you touch you will feel If you try you will be.
If you love someone, put their name in a circle because hearts can be broken, but circles never end.
If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it dosent, then it was never meant to be.
In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would have taken many men many months to equal it.
In our daily lives, we must see That it is not happiness that makes us grateful, But the gratefulness that makes us happy.
In the sixties, the world was normal and people took acid to make it weird. Nowadays the world is weird and people take prozac to make it normal.
It is easy to bring others down to your level, Instead of bringing yourself up to their level, But it is never ever right.
It is not doing the things we like to do, But liking the things we have to do That makes life blessed.
It isn't always necessary to achieve great things. Sometimes, just surviving is a great achievement.
It's not the burdens of everyday that drive men mad. It is the regret of yesterday and the fear of tomorrow. Regret and fear are twin thieves that rob us of today.
Just as the sun wakes us in the morning and her moon waves goodbye to us at night.a allow your conscious to settle in knowing what was done, set well, comfortably joining it's light.
Keep your conscious mind focused on what you want, and your subconscious mind will unerringly guide you to it.
Kisses blown are kisses wasted. Kisses aren't kisses unless they are tasted. Kisses spread germs and germs are hated. So kiss me baby I'm vaccinated.
Life lives, life dies. Life laughs, life cries. Life gives up and life tries. But life looks different through everyone's eyes.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace where there is hatred, let me sow love where there is injury, pardon where there is doubt, faith where there is despair, hope where there is darkness, light and where there is sadness, joy.
Making friends is easy, but choosing the right ones to respect you and give you as much back as you give back to them.....that's the hard part
Man is a gregarious creature, more so in mind than in body. He may like to go alone for a walk but he hates to stand alone in his opinion.
Many people chase after success. Others pursue money. But I think the happiest people on earth Are the one's who have found significance. The real question of life must be What has significance for you
May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again may god hold you in the palm of his hand
Never be afraid to try something new remember amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.
Never frown, even when you're sad, because you never know when someone is falling in love with your smile.
Never judge someone till you've walked a mile in their shoes, cause then you're a mile away and you've got their shoes.
Never lose sight of the importance of a beautiful sunrise, Or watching your kids sleep, or the smell of rain. It's often the little things that really matter in life.
No matter how long it takes, If you keep moving, One step at a time, You will reach the finish line...
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.
None of us are responsible for all the things that happen to us, but we are responsible for the way we act when they do happen.
Nothing can be called failure until you accept it as such. You can transmute all past failures and mistakes into assets. Adversity is Nature's method of disciplining people to learn to take possession of their own minds. Greatest blessings often come from the greatest adversities. Study yourself carefully and you may discover that your own emotions are your greatest handicap in the business of accurate thinking.
Nothing is great like friendship on earth, No jewel No pearl has got it's worth. No one except a friend can be trusted, Your life will never ever get rusted.
Offensiveness is a necessary consequence of opinions strongly held and openly expressed, and free societies should treasure and protect it. An idea that offends no one is not worth entertaining.
Often sound advice turns out to be totally wrong. Sometimes things turn out in such a way that only a fool would predict. Which is why fools, too, have their place in analysis and debate.
People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.
People who are too concerned with how well they are doing will be less successful and feel less competent than those who focus on the task itself... Some psychologists call it a conflict between ego-orientation, or between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation... but in all cases, what counts is whether attention is turned away from the task at hand and focused on the self and its future rewards, or whether it is instead trained on the task itself. The latter attitude seems the more fruitful.
Pessimists are in a winwin situation, whatever happens they are either always right or pleasantly suprised.
Prayer is .... the salve on the wounds of our spirit that we order from God in our moments with Him.
Present your religion to a little child, set him in the midst of those who profess it. If it frightens him, and freezes the smiles on his lips, then whatever sort of religion it is, it is not Christianity.
Programming today is a race between software engineers stirring to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.
Should one see a wise man who, like a revealer of treasures, points out faults and reproves, let one associate with such a wise person for the benefits he shall receive.
Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defence of peace must be constructed.
Socrates seems to be the philosophical napkin with which the ensuing cultural thinkers of history wipe their mouths of pedantic ooze.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to a new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile.
Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to.
Teach children to be polite and courteous in the home, and, when he grows up, he will never be able to edge his car onto a freeway.
That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.
The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions.
The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can usually see better than he can think.
The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself. Check yourself against this list of obstacles to a pleasing personality interrupting others sarcasm vanity being a poor listener insincere flattery finding fault challenging others without good cause giving unsolicited advice complaining attitude of superiority envy of others' success poor posture and dress.
The human brain is like a railroad freight car -- guaranteed to have a certain capacity but often running empty.
The only thing that you can carry with you on your travels Is your heart. Fill you heart with good things and good things will follow you For the rest fo your life.
The past should be left in the past, otherwise it can destroy your future. Live your life for what tomorrow has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away.
The right time was at the crossroads With a future in his plans The wrong time reapproaches With right time's suitcase in hand The right time asks, how 's the journey The wrong time said the 'whether' turned me around. The right time, shakes his head, Shakes his hand and leaves Before the sun goes down.
The root of fear is the death of yourself or someone you care about, but this will inevitably happen since we are only mortal, so why fear
The world pins no medals on you because of what you know, but it may crown you with glory and riches for what you do.
There are people who make things happen, those who watch what happens, and those who wonder what happened.
There was never in the history of the world a great politician who was not hated by large numbers of inferior men.
These two truths are the same in weight and importance. Accept and love WHO and WHERE you are now, and all good things shall find you there.
This life is a test. It is only a test. Had this been an actual life, you would have received further instructions as to what to do and where to go.
Though it's important that people know you, It is more important if they think you are worth knowing.
Through the doors of perception Down the corridors of uncertainty Into the room of self doubt Opens the window of opportunity.
To accept passively an unjust system is to cooperate with that system thereby the oppressed become the oppressor.
Total self-esteem requires total and unconditional acceptance of yourself. You are a unique and worthy individual, regardless of your mistakes, defeats and failures, despite what others may think, say or feel about you or your behavior. If you truly accept and love yourself, you won't have a driving need for attention and approval. Self-esteem is a genuine love of self. Stop all adverse value judging of yourself. Stop accepting the adverse value judgments of others. Purge yourself of all condemnation, shame, blame, guilt & remorse.
Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman she meets and then teams up with three complete strangers to kill again.
True friends are like diamonds precious but rare. Fake friends are like fall leaves found everywhere.
Use the talents you possess -- for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang the best.
We are all instantly forgiven but in order to benefit from this forgiveness, we must in turn forgive others and ourselves.
We are not that different than animals- an orangutan is 97 percent the same as humans, one day we may be the ones going under their rules
We stare into the fire of life, the flame of the soul, Yet we stand, so far away, Basking in the eternal energy that flows from within it, We stand back, too scared to approach the flames.
What a pity that so many people rather believe their doubts And doubt their beliefs... Why don't we just decide to have no doubts, And believe your beliefs Fear and worry is just the mis-use of the creative powers We originally got to dream.
What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
When making personal decisions, listen to what your head says then listen to what your heart says. If they differ, follow your heart Whenever you listen to your heart, you listen to that part of you that is most interested in your well-being.
When the light has sharply faded And you have lost your way Let another's love guide you It can turn blackest night into day.
When the sun goes down the truth often comes to pass, so always be ready for the day the truth dont come.
When your world seems like too much to handle, Just take a deep breath and laugh. It clears the mind and frees your spirit.
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equpped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present
Yesterday's failures are today's seeds That must be diligently planted to be able to abundantly harvest Tomorrow's success.