The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
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.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
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
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
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.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Count your blessings.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
This is the beginning of a new day.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
Trent, Swingers (1996)
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
A life lived in fear is half lived.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Never complain about what you permit.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
To ask the hard question is simple.
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ideas without action are worthless.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
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.
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.