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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Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
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.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
Perfect love can not be without equality.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
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.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
Where there is love there is life.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
You always succeed in producing a result.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
Love is perfect kindness
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
May you live all the days of your life.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.