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Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
The beginning is the half of every action.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
God doesn't make junk.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
Live with passion.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
Whatever you are be a good one.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The book you don't read cant help.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.