People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
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Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
If it is to be it is up to me.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
Act or accept.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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 ? '
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
They can because they think they can.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
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.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
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.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.