Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
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Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Where there is a will, there is a way.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
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.
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
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.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Live life with passion.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
We will either find a way or make one.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
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.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
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.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.