Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
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Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
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.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
The heart that loves is always young.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
Count your blessings.
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
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.
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
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
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.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
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)
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
Remove failure as an option.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.