I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Reach for the stars.
He who stops being better stops being good.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
Live with passion !
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
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)
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
All work is empty save when there is love.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
My friends are my estate.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
Love that is true never grows old.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
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.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
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.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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)
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
You are what you think about all day long.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.