Famous quotes from thinkers, revolutionaries and influencers of our era.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
May you live all the days of your life.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
The best proof of love is trust.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
I saw and loved.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
To know me is to love me.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
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.
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.