I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
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My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Think and grow rich.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
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.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
Your attitude determines your altitude.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Old love does not rust.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.