What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
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.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
You had me at hello.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
There is no education like adversity.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
The best things in life are not things.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
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.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Keep the Faith.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
Live your dreams.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition