And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
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Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
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.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
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)
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
You complete me.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
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
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
They can because they think they can.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
All you need is love.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
The heart that loves is always young.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
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.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
The way we see the problem is the problem.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.