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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Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
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.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
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.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
He who hesitates is lost.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
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.
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Every dog has his day.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
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)
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.