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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First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
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.
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Truth fears no questions.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
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.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Ideas without action are worthless.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Hard work pays off.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
It ain't over till it's over.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Honesty is the best image.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing succeeds like success.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
Love is a hole in the heart.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
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.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.