Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
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One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
There is time for everything.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
Slow but steady wins the race.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
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
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
It is always your next move.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
They are able because they think they are able.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
No pain, No gain.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Every dog has his day.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.