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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Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Better late than never.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Success is never wondering what if.
Love is not selfish.
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
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.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Our love is here to stay.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
The best way out is always through.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.