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Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
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)
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Think and grow rich.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
All work is empty save when there is love.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
No pain, No gain.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
My heart shall be thy garden.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Faith can move mountains.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
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.
This is the beginning of a new day.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.