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If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
Well done is better than well said.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Talkers are no good doers.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
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.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
It's always darkest before the dawn.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
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
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
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.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.