The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
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It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
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.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Believe in yourself.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
You are what you think you are.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
What is life without the radiance of love.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
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.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
It is always your next move.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
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
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Ideas... they have the power
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
Adventure is worthwhile.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
You can do what you want to do.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Well done is better than well said.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.