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If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
You only get out what you put in.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Without a general an army is lost.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.