To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
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Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
There's always a way - if you're committed.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Strike while the iron is hot.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Who, being loved, is poor ?
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Be the best that you can be.
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.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
May you live all the days of your life.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Change comes from within.
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
For with god all things are possible.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.