Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
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The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
Success leaves clues.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
To know me is to love me.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Well done is better than well said.
The best way out is always through.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Work is love made manifest.
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
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.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.