Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
My friends are my estate.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
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
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Love is perfect kindness
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.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
The past does not equal the future.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
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.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
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.
I light my candle from their torches.
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.