There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
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The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Experience is the best teacher.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
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
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
A simple I love you means more than money.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
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.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
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.
We will either find a way or make one.
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
Love knows no bounds.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Security is a kind of death.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.