Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
No one became poor by giving alms.
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She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
Nothing succeeds like success.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Never complain about what you permit.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
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
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
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
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.