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Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
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.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Your attitude determines your altitude.
He who stops being better stops being good.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Never complain about what you permit.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
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)
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
Think and grow rich.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Hard work pays off.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
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 ?
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
You become what you think about.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
You must motivate yourself every day.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.