I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
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Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
Love is friendship set on fire.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
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 ?'
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
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.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
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''.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Truth fears no questions.
No one became poor by giving alms.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
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
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
There are no gains without pains.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
There is no education like adversity.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
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
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
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
Love the giver more than the gift.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
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.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
No matter where you go, there you are.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.