I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
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The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
Love the giver more than the gift.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
Love knows no bounds.
Live with passion !
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Love never claims, it ever gives.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
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.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.