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Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
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.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
Better late than never.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
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.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
You can do what you want to do.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
Reach for the stars.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
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 Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
High expectations are the key to everything.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
Every dog has his day.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
You become what you think about.
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)
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.