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
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
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Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Only the educated are free.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
To know me is to love me.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Great men are not always wise.
Do what you love and the money will follow
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
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
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
Live with passion.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
There are no gains without pains.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
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
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
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.
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
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
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.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.