One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
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Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Well done is better than well said.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The hottest love has the coldest end.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
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.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Act or accept.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Fortune favors the brave.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.