We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
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I light my candle from their torches.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
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."
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
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.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
There is no education like adversity.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
Strike while the iron is hot.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
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
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every cloud has a silver lining.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
I know that I will die laughing.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
Laughter is the best medicine.
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.