Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
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Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
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.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Experience is the best teacher.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
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.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Union gives strength.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Success leaves clues.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
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.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
Love is not selfish.
Without a general an army is lost.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.