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.
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Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Roll with the punches.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
You are what you think about all day long.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
Love never claims, it ever gives.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
Honesty is the best image.
You must motivate yourself every day.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
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)
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.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
It is never too late to be what we might have been
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
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
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
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.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
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. Discover.
Success is predictable.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
God doesn't make junk.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Ideas... they have the power
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
This is the beginning of a new day.
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.