When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
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We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Love is not selfish.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My heart shall be thy garden.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Actions speak louder than words.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !