No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
Change your thoughts, change your life.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
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.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
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 first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.