One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
Love is letting go of fear.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
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
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
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
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
A healthy outside starts from the inside
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
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.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
Whatever it takes !
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
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.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
Actions speak louder than words.
It is always your next move.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Success is predictable.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
They can because they think they can.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
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.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.