If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
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Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
I think therefore I am
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
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.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
In love beggar and king are equal.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
It's never too late.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Never, never, never give up.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.