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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
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
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.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
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.'
Whatever you are be a good one.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
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.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Be the best that you can be.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
Love is not selfish.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
Union gives strength.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Love is letting go of fear.
You create your reality.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
It is always your next move.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
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.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.