If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
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Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
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.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
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.
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
You can do what you want to do.
For with god all things are possible.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
Be Here Now.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
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)
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Keep away from small 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.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Don't ever give up.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
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
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
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.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.