Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
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They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
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
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
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
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
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
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
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.
There is time for everything.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
He who stops being better stops being good.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Count your blessings.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
Let thy words be few.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Attitude is everything.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
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
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
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
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time