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The Church is not an automobile showroom – a place to put ourselves on display so that others can admire our spirituality, capacity, or prosperity. It is more like a service center, where vehicles in need of repair come for maintenance and rehabilitation.
The beauty of dystopia is that it lets us vicariously experience future worlds – but we still have the power to change our own.
My motivation is, in part, a bit of angst that comes from feeling like I don’t belong, that our generation doesn’t belong.
The strongest governments on earth cannot clean up pollution by themselves. They must rely on each ordinary person, like you and me, on our choices, and on our will.
We need time to defuse, to contemplate. Just as in sleep our brains relax and give us dreams, so at some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around us.
When there is oppression and dictatorship, by not speaking out, we lose our dignity.
Many big and small things happen in our lives, almost on daily basis, and I hope that everyone would not lose the trust that they have in themselves, and never lose positive attitude.
One of the greatest indicators of our own spiritual maturity is revealed in how we respond to the weaknesses, the inexperience, and the potentially offensive actions of others.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us – by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.
An increased push for energy efficiency, renewable energy technology, electric mobility – along with the growing digitalization movement and a universal carbon pricing structure – would speed up the carbon-free future and the rise of a global middle class we desperately need. We can and must all do our part.
If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.
It put our energies to sleep and made visionaries of us – dreamers and indolent… It is good to begin life poor; it is good to begin life rich – these are wholesome; but to begin it prospectively rich! The man who has not experienced it cannot imagine the curse of it.
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
You can win all the tournaments you want, but the majors are what you’re remembered for. It’s how you’re measured as a champion in our sport. The majors are where it’s at.
The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
America does not need another political campaign based on denial and avoidance of some of our real problems. It needs a crusade to reform and renew our country, its institutions and political system.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Good governance with good intentions is the hallmark of our government. Implementation with integrity is our core passion.
Problems or successes, they all are the results of our own actions. Karma. The philosophy of action is that no one else is the giver of peace or happiness. One’s own karma, one’s own actions are responsible to come to bring either happiness or success or whatever.
Our entire life – consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.
It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person’s thoughts.
As human beings, we all mature physically from childhood to adolescence and then into adulthood, but our emotions lag behind.
There is nothing more fearful for the average person in our society than to stand before a group of people and speak.
Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
Being transgender, like being gay, tall, short, white, black, male, or female, is another part of the human condition that makes each individual unique, and something over which we have no control. We are who we are in the deepest recesses of our minds, hearts and identities.
Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.
I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
We are all gifted. That is our inheritance.
This continuing spike in gas prices is bad for consumers, bad for our economy, and bad for all other businesses. It is hurting us and costing us jobs.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.
Thankfully, dreams can change. If we’d all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination.
Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.
The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves.
In fact, the socialization gives us the tools to fill our evolutionary roles. They are our building blocks.
Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He’s sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped.
I think we are a product of all our experiences.
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.
There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.
Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
It is not our mistakes that define who we are; it is how we recover from those mistakes.
This Earth is our only home. Together, we must protect and cherish it.
We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.
Along the way, let’s never forget that once we were children and that we were all playing together without distinction of skin color, society level, or where people come from. Adults need to remember to play and to be more childlike in our behavior. We’ve forgotten what that childlike experience was like.
Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.
Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.
It’s not just for its influence on us, but to know that we can play a part in it, to understand the influence that we have outside our own existence.
If we are all in agreement on the decision – then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about.
We only see what we want to see; we only hear what we want to hear. Our belief system is just like a mirror that only shows us what we believe.
Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.
We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.
Optimistic people play a disproportionate role in shaping our lives. Their decisions make a difference; they are inventors, entrepreneurs, political and military leaders – not average people. They got to where they are by seeking challenges and taking risks.
We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
We all have a responsibility to protect endangered species, both for their sake and for the sake of our own future generations.
The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.
Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.
We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
Wind and other clean, renewable energy will help end our reliance on fossil fuels and combat the severe threat that climate change poses to humans and wildlife alike.
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
Most of us start out with a positive attitude and a plan to do our best.
These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.
For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars.
In this life, we have to make many choices. Some are very important choices. Some are not. Many of our choices are between good and evil. The choices we make, however, determine to a large extent our happiness or our unhappiness, because we have to live with the consequences of our choices.
Globalization means we have to re-examine some of our ideas, and look at ideas from other countries, from other cultures, and open ourselves to them. And that’s not comfortable for the average person.
Globalization is very destructive to our species.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one’s government is not necessarily to secure freedom.
The culture of a workplace – an organization‘s values, norms and practices – has a huge impact on our happiness and success.
We young Filipinos are trying to make over a nation and must not halt in our march, but from time to time turn our gaze upon our elders. We shall wish to read in their countenances approval of our actions.
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
I know what motivated you was not just a political campaign. It was your love of our country.
To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.
God puts people in our lives on purpose so we can help them succeed and help them become all He created them to be. Most people will not reach their full potential without somebody else believing in them.
We know we are on the right path. Our journey is not finished, but we have come a long way.
A strong renewable energy industry is good for our environment and our economy.
Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon.
Our history is not our destiny.
Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition – such as lifting weights – we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage.
As pessimistic as I am about the nature of human beings and our capacity for atrocity and malevolence and betrayal and laziness and inertia, and all those things, I think we can transcend all that and set things straight.
Life is not always going to be roses and rainbows. You are going to have uncomfortable moments. It’s what we do with those moments that is going to count and determine our destiny.
When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power.
Email, instant messaging, and cell phones give us fabulous communication ability, but because we live and work in our own little worlds, that communication is totally disorganized.
We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift, uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift and use it for the Glory of God and for the liberation struggle of our people.
Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity.
Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.
The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
We’ve definitely had our share of ups and downs as a group, and there were times we’ve faced some pretty big challenges, but we were able to get through these times, which allowed our bond to grow stronger.
No matter where you stand politically – even if you’re unsure of what your political ideology is – it is important to take part in the process of shaping our government.
Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we’re still at the mercy of nature.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.
Every child matters. If we fail our children, we are bound to fail our present, our future, faith, cultures, and civilisations as well.
We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
God gives us our relatives, thank God we can choose our friends.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.
I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.
The bedrock of our democracy is the rule of law and that means we have to have an independent judiciary, judges who can make decisions independent of the political winds that are blowing.
We want our legacy to stand upon the youth. We want to give knowledge to the younger generation and be a part of changing the game.
Globalisation will make our societies more creative and prosperous, but also more vulnerable.
I believe that an independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our constitutional republic.
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
I hate imperialism. I detest colonialism. And I fear the consequences of their last bitter struggle for life. We are determined that our nation, and the world as a whole, shall not be the plaything of one small corner of the world.
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
Let us fill our hearts with our own compassion – towards ourselves and towards all living beings.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.
We are born of love; Love is our mother.
Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return home.
The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
As long as we’re united, and as long as we continue to organize, invest, and lead with our values, we’ll be unstoppable.
We have created a society where individual rights and freedoms, compassion and diversity are core to our citizenship. But underlying that idea of Canada is the promise that we all have a chance to build a better life for ourselves and our children.
The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.
The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history.
And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place.
All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.
We are the hero of our own story.
A transition to clean energy is about making an investment in our future.
The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.
We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Body language and tone of voice – not words – are our most powerful assessment tools.
Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future.
Our political leaders have great responsibilities, but as with many situations in life, people often rise or fall to meet your expectations. Our responsibility as citizens is to expect our leaders to lead and to give them enough support so that they may do so.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.
The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it’s a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.
Wellness is the compete integration of body, mind, and spirit – the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of well-being.
Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.
All of our technology is completely unnecessary to a happy life.
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what’s happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don’t seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids.
Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that’s what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.
We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Each person does see the world in a different way. There is not a single, unifying, objective truth. We’re all limited by our perspective.
The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence.
To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.
Our society is full of hypocrites and irrational people.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.
The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.
It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.
We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.
Democracy is not just an election, it is our daily life.
We are what we see. We are products of our surroundings.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.
If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?
The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of the young people.
It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend.
Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.
Real heroes don’t wear capes. Real superheroes wear uniforms and badges and stethoscopes! Real superheroes are members of our military, law enforcement, and first responders. Pretend superheroes wear capes!
Make no mistake about it. Bad habits are called ‘bad’ for a reason. They kill our productivity and creativity. They slow us down. They hold us back from achieving our goals. And they’re detrimental to our health.
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
For those who love, nothing is too difficult, especially when it is done for the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Between stimulus and response, there is a space where we choose our response.
In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
I think our life is a journey, and we make mistakes, and it’s how we learn from those mistakes and rebound from those mistakes that sets us on the path that we’re meant to be on.
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.
It is never too late to correct our mistakes. And if we do not, we risk repeating them.
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
We are all products of our experiences, good and bad. Sometimes you learn as much from the negative experiences as you do from the positive.
In our business, things look like a failure until they’re not. It’s pretty binary transitions.
It’s time for political leaders across the ideological spectrum to realize that, while partisanship is understandable, hyper-partisanship is destructive to our country. We need more visionary leaders who will earnestly strive for bipartisanship and finding policy solutions that can move America forward.
We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character.
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
Many of us have been running all our lives. Practice stopping.
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it.
The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation.
The solar system should be viewed as our backyard, not as some sequence of destinations that we do one at a time.
Global warming is a real threat to our communities, to everybody, to everything.
We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
The youth is the hope of our future.
We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers.
Our Father which art in heaven – Stay there – And we will stay on earth – Which is sometimes so pretty.
I don’t see any of my colleagues as rivals. I don’t think our generation needs to do that. We are a chilled out lot, and we should all be happy.
Information technology and the Internet are rapidly transforming almost every aspect of our lives – some for better, some for worse.
We are all somewhere or the other a little grey, not black and white. We have our imperfections.
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.
We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn’t a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith.
There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.
Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
Veterans are a symbol of what makes our nation great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom.
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
I think feminism is the worst thing that ever happened to women. Our job used to be no job. We had it so good!
We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
If there hadn’t been women we’d still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.
There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.
Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.
I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.
I have too much respect for people to try to control them. But they are estranged from love, afraid to reach out and touch one another. We’re afraid to appear sentimental or speak in platitudes because people will say, ‘What a jerk!’ It takes courage in our culture to be a lover.
Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?
Every moment in our lives is a miracle we should enjoy instead of ignoring.
We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.
We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
For my own part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen the representative of our country. He is a bird of bad moral character. He does not get his living honestly.
In our personal and professional lives, we are constantly hit with one adversity after the other, most of which we have no control over. But the four things we have total control over is how we react, how we adapt, how we breathe, and how we take action.
Some people come into our life as a blessing, while others come into our life as a lesson, so love them for who they are instead of judging them for who they are not.
Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression.
Life is the childhood of our immortality.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.
God does not begin by asking our ability, only our availability, and if we prove our dependability, He will increase our capability.
It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
I am not someone who believes we should build a fence around our country but I do believe there ought to be some fairness with respect to the rules of this globalization.
Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
Our own self-realization is the greatest service we can render the world.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.
I do believe in the old saying, ‘What does not kill you makes you stronger.’ Our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are. By overcoming difficulties, we gain strength and maturity.
We’re Real Madrid – and being successful is part of our DNA.
If we are honest with ourselves, we have to admit that sometimes our assumptions and preconceived notions are wrong, and therefore, our interpretation of events is incorrect. This causes us to overreact, to take things personally, or to judge people unfairly.
Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.
To overcome poverty and the flaws of the economic crisis in our society, we need to envision our social life. We have to free our mind, imagine what has never happened before and write social fiction. We need to imagine things to make them happen. If you don’t imagine, it will never happen.
The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.
Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.
Every age has its storytelling form, and video gaming is a huge part of our culture. You can ignore or embrace video games and imbue them with the best artistic quality. People are enthralled with video games in the same way as other people love the cinema or theatre.
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.
We identify in our experience a differentiation between what we do and what happens to us.
Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.
It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.
What we have to do… is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
We are a multicultural country – always have been, and to our credit, always will be. It is something that we should be very proud of and embrace.
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.
The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.
As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer.
Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.
The cancer that demands our urgent attention is corruption and poverty.
A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, and economic legacies – all of the things that quite literally make us who we are.
No one is the same, and we all have different life experiences. It’s not my place to judge them or for them to judge me. We should all be accountable for our own lives.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires.
Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.
The distinguishing characteristics of mind are of a subjective sort; we know them only from the contents of our own consciousness.
Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
It’s a form of human love to accept our complicated, messy humanity and not run away from it.
It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.
Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.
It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children and of future generations.
We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.
In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.
I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
As long as there’s breath in our lungs our story is still being written.
The equal right of all citizens to health, education, work, food, security, culture, science, and wellbeing – that is, the same rights we proclaimed when we began our struggle, in addition to those which emerge from our dreams of justice and equality for all inhabitants of our world – is what I wish for all.
Climate change is sometimes misunderstood as being about changes in the weather. In reality it is about changes in our very way of life.
For each of us, life is a journey. Heavenly Father designed it for us out of love. Each of us has unique experiences and characteristics, but our journey began in the same place before we were born into this world.
If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
We’re our own worst enemy. You doubt yourself more than anybody else ever will. If you can get past that, you can be successful.
Nobody is a villain in their own story. We’re all the heroes of our own stories.
Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame’s is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement.
We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that.
It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings.
When we talk about ‘smart transportation,’ it is more than moving cargo from A to B. Digitization within transport and logistics means seamless service to our customers, visibility in the supply chain, and driving a more efficient business.
We have the DNA of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water!
The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
We owe it to our children to equip them with all the capabilities they’ll need to thrive in the limitless world beyond the classrooms.
Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.
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 our virtues.
For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.
The memories we make with our family is everything.
We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror.
Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.
We all have a tendency to avoid our weaknesses. When we do that, we never progress or get any better.
When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.
Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.
The people who hold that our culture is an oppressive patriarchy, they don’t want to admit that the current hierarchy might be predicated on competence.
Education is the foundation upon which we build our future.
Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth; it’s a shield.
People don’t want to go to the dump and have a picnic, they want to go out to a beautiful place and enjoy their day. And so I think our job is to try to take the environment, take what the good Lord has given us, and expand upon it or enhance it, without destroying it.
True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others.
Empathy is choosing to see ourselves in another despite our differences. It’s recognizing that the same humanity – the same desire for meaning, fulfillment and security – exists in each of us, even if it’s expressed uniquely.
It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.
Our goal is to make the best devices in the world, not to be the biggest.
My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.
Transportation is the center of the world! It is the glue of our daily lives. When it goes well, we don’t see it. When it goes wrong, it negatively colors our day, makes us feel angry and impotent, curtails our possibilities.
Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
We’re all human beings, in the end, despite our differences.
Higher education is a cornerstone of our state’s future.
Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces.
If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: ‘Thou shalt not ration justice.’
In our Country… one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Once you got a solar panel on a roof, energy is free. Once we convert our entire electricity grid to green and renewable energy, cost of living goes down.
Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success.
It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.
The dangers of not thinking clearly are much greater now than ever before. It’s not that there’s something new in our way of thinking – it’s that credulous and confused thinking can be much more lethal in ways it was never before.
War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.
Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
Over all our happy country – over all our Nation spread, Is a band of noble heroes – is our Army of the Dead.
Our intention creates our reality.
Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.
The presence of the Holy Spirit is the keystone of all our hopes.
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.
The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations.
If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.
Our rights are not absolute. Our rights can be curtailed in the interest of public safety.
We must shift our thinking away from short-term gain toward long-term investment and sustainability, and always have the next generations in mind with every decision we make.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.
Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.
Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.
We shall probably get nearest to the truth if we think of the conscious and personal psyche as resting upon the broad basis of an inherited and universal psychic disposition which is as such unconscious, and that our personal psyche bears the same relation to the collective psyche as the individual to society.
We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.
To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again.
For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires.
We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.
Our revenge will be the laughter of our children.
Ethics or simple honesty is the building blocks upon which our whole society is based, and business is a part of our society, and it’s integral to the practice of being able to conduct business, that you have a set of honest standards.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.
Most of us have embraced digital technology, and depend on it more and more in our daily lives, both at home and at work.
We must be our own before we can be another’s.
It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions.
The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.
Above all, remember that God looks for solid virtues in us, such as patience, humility, obedience, abnegation of your own will – that is, the good will to serve Him and our neighbor in Him. His providence allows us other devotions only insofar as He sees that they are useful to us.
Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.