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If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
The successful man is the average man, focused.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
Change comes from within.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
The buck stops here.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Ideas... they have the power
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
Success is never wondering what if.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
My life is my message.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.