Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
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Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
The best way out is always through.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
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What's meant to be will always find a way
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
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.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
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.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Never, never, never give up.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Life is what you make it.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Seize the day.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
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.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !