God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
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Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
None are homely who smile.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Follow your dreams.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
In love beggar and king are equal.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
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
Success is never wondering what if.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
You had me at hello.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
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.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Great men are not always wise.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't sweat the small stuff.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
Be the change you want to see in the world.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
Love understands all languages.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Nothing succeeds like success.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Whatever you are be a good one.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.