The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
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The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
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
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
He who stops being better stops being good.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
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 make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
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
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Faith can move mountains.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.