The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
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Every cloud has a silver lining.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
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
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Remove failure as an option.
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.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
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
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
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.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
A bold onset is half the battle.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.