A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
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The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Every dog has his day.
Attitude determines altitude.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
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
He who hesitates is lost !
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
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
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Follow your dreams.
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Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
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They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.