Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
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How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Do what you love and the money will follow
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
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.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Love is friendship set on fire.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
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.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Norman Vincent Peale
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
High expectations are the key to everything.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
I light my candle from their torches.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
Perfect love can not be without equality.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
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
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Only the educated are free.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
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.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
Follow your dreams.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Pep without purpose is piffle.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.