There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Whatever you need more of is what you need to tithe some. quotes
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
You create your reality.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Strike while the iron is hot.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
If it is to be it is up to me.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
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.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Most ball games are lost, not won.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
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.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.