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All work is empty save when there is love.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Keep away from 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.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
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)
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
My heart shall be thy garden.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
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.
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
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.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Success is never wondering what if.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
I know that I will die laughing.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
You can do what you want to do.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.