There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
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To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.