Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
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
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
No involvement, no commitment.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
My friends are my estate.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
The past does not equal the future.
Love is friendship set on fire.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.