Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
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Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
Never spend your money before you have it.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Happy wife, happy life.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
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.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
The sun will come up tomorrow
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
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.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
The ready back gets all the loads.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Love that is true never grows old.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.