The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
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.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
You're as old as you behave.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
It is always your next move.
The buck stops here.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
There is no education like adversity.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
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.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
Love is a hole in the heart.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.