Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
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Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
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.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
My heart is ever at your service.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Trent, Swingers (1996)
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
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.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Where there's life, there's hope.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
God doesn't make junk.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
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.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Great men are not always wise.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
Happiness is a state of activity.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team