People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
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Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
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.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
It is always your next move.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
Real love stories never have endings.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
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.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.