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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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
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.
Well done is better than well said.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
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.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
No matter where you go, there you are.
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.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
The best things in life are not things.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Never spend your money before you have it.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
God doesn't make junk.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Great men are not always wise.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Without a general an army is lost.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.