Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Fortune favors the brave.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
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.
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.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
When we place blame, we give away our power.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
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
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
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.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
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
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.