The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
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Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
He who hesitates is lost !
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Love is the whole and more than all.
Fortune favors the brave.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
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
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
There is no substitute for hard work.
You can do what you want to do.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
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.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Reach for the stars.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
May you live all the days of your life.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.