There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
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Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
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.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
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.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
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
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
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
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
Ideas without action are worthless.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
Keep away from 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.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
Where there's life, there's hope.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.