One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Love is letting go of fear.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
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
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
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.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
The show must go on.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
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.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
Actions speak louder than words.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
Every dog has his day.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
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)
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.