I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
Ability is sexless.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
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.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Your attitude determines your altitude.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Love like you'll never be hurt.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
Faith can move mountains.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
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.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
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
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
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
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Attitude is everything.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
I think therefore I am
Every cloud has a silver lining.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
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.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.