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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The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
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.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
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 ?
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
The heart that loves is always young.
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One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
Live your dreams.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day 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.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.