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Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Find the good -- and praise it.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
Hope springs eternal.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
Hi-Yo, Silver !
The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
For Love is Immortality.
Success is a journey not a destination.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
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 at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
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
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
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
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
You had me at hello.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
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
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
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)
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Happy wife, happy life.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
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
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.