From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
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There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
No involvement, no commitment.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
To know me is to love me.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
They are able because they think they are able.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
God doesn't make junk.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
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.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.