A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
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Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
Never stop dreaming.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Fortune favors the brave.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Love the giver more than the gift.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
I saw and loved.
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.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
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.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
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.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
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.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
Love understands all languages.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
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.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
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.
You only get out what you put in.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
You become what you think about.
The book you don't read cant help.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.