Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
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The best things in life are free.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
No involvement, no commitment.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
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.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
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 ?'
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
Come, let us make love deathless.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
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 always darkest before the dawn.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
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.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.