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A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

Related topics: Inspirational Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Buddhist Service Compassion

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop
speech when words become superfluous.
- Ingrid Bergman

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best
speech you will ever regret.
- Ambrose Bierce

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug,
thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts,
in speech or on paper, some style.
- Alan K. Simpson

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Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression
of free speech and assembly.
Men feared witches and burnt women.
It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
- Thomas Carlyle

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter.
The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today,
even for the same performance.
- William O. Douglas

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought,
sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
- The Buddha

Private religious speech can't be discriminated against.
It has to be treated equally with secular speech.
- Samuel Alito

Speeches that are measured by the hour
will die with the hour.
- Thomas Jefferson

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

The size of your success is measured by
the strength of your desire;
the size of your dream;
and how you handle disappointment along the way.
- Robert Kiyosaki

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
- Bruce Feirstein

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets,
how much the heart can hold.
- Zelda Fitzgerald

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.
- Barbara de Angelis

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

The only roadblock to success is limited thinking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
- Tony Robbins

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

If there is a will, there is a way.
- Anonymous

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

Your success will shine as a light of hope
and inspire numbers you cannot total.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
- Benjamin Disraeli

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

The signs of outstanding leadership
appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential?
Are they learning? Serving?
Do they achieve the required results?
Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
- Max De Pree

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

Understand the difference between "failing,"
which each of us does often,
and "being a failure,"
which is a state of mind no one should
ever allow themself to fall into.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all 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.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
- Seneca

The harder I work, the luckier I get.
- Samuel Goldwyn


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