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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Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
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.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
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
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
Live with passion.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
Nothing succeeds like success.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.