The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
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A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
He who hesitates is lost.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
The sun will come up tomorrow
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Ability is sexless.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Live with passion.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
Find the good -- and praise it.
Every dog has his day.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.