We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
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People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
Success leaves clues.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
You are what you think about all day long.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
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.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
We will either find a way or make one.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
The best things in life are not things.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.