Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
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We tend to live up to our expectations.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Love is a hole in the heart.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
Nothing succeeds like success.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
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.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
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.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
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.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
Be who you are in every situation.
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
Better late than never.
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
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 ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
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.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !