We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
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Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
High expectations are the key to everything.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
You create your reality.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
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.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
Come, let us make love deathless.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
You had me at hello.
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
The successful man is the average man, focused.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.