All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Real love stories never have endings.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
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.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
Ideas without action are worthless.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
The best way out is always through.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Slow but steady wins the race.
No pain, No gain.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
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.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.