To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
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Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
Success is never wondering what if.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
It's always darkest before the dawn.
It's never too late.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The ready back gets all the loads.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
The sun will come up tomorrow
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
There are no gains without pains.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
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
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
Fortune favors the brave.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Where there is love there is life.
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
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.