God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
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Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
The past does not equal the future.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
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.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
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.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
Don't water your weeds.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
You become what you think about.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.