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Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
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.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Attitude is everything.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
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
You can do what you want to do.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
The show must go on.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Love is perfect kindness
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.