All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Whatever you are be a good one.
We will either find a way or make one.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Happiness is a state of mind.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
The loving are the daring.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
If there is a will, there is a way.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
No man is wise enough by himself.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
My heart shall be thy garden.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
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.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
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 ? '
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.