Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
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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 ?
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 ?
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
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.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
Love is the whole and more than all.
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.
Security is a kind of death.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
There is time for everything.
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
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
I know that I will die laughing.
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
He who hesitates is lost !
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Attitude determines altitude.
The best things in life are not things.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
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
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
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.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
My friends are my estate.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '