Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
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Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
The ready back gets all the loads.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
To know me is to love me.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
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 quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
You had me at hello.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
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.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
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.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.