The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
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A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
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.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
I saw and loved.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
Where there's life, there's hope.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Without a general an army is lost.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let thy words be few.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
You are what you think about all day long.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.