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Come, let us make love deathless.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
We come to beginnings only at the end.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Keep away from small 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.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
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.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
We must be the change we wish to see.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
The show must go on.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
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)
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.