Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
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.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
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.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
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.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
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.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
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.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Live your dreams.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
A simple I love you means more than money.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
You're as old as you behave.
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
Count your blessings.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Security is a kind of death.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.