This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
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The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
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.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
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.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
Hi-Yo, Silver !
The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
I think therefore I am
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
Action is the antidote to despair.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
You become what you think about.
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
I saw and loved.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
This is the beginning of a new day.
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.