Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
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By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
My heart is ever at your service.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
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.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Never complain about what you permit.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
Love conquers all.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
To ask the hard question is simple.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The beginning is the half of every action.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Love those who love you.
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.