In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
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When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
My heart is ever at your service.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Love those who love you.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
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
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
A woman who is loved always has success.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Never complain about what you permit.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
There is no education like adversity.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.