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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Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Find the good -- and praise it.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
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.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
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.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Work is love made manifest.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
Better late than never.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
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
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
Hard work pays off.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.