Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
My heart shall be thy garden.
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Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
He who stops being better stops being good.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
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.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
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.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.