The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
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.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
The past does not equal the future.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
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.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
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 most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Love is the only rational act.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
This is the beginning of a new day.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.