He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Hope springs eternal.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
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.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
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.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
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
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.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Do or do not, there is no try.
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
Slow but steady wins the race.
You are what you think you are.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
It's never too late.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !