A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
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They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
Be the best that you can be.
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.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
I know that I will die laughing.
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
Perfect love can not be without equality.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
One man with courage is a majority.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
No pain, No gain.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)