Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
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We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
Attitude determines altitude.
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Seize the day.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
Get busy living or get busy dying.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Where there is love there is life.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Our only security is in our ability to change.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
Tough times never last but tough people do.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Do or do not, there is no try.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.