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.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
Do it now !
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
Above all to thine own self be true.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
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
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Obstacles are great incentives.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
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 while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.