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Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Obstacles are great incentives.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
No matter where you go, there you are.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
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
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
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
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
Work is love made manifest.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
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.
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.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.