Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
It is never too late to be what we might have been
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
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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
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
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.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Slow but steady wins the race.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never complain about what you permit.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
The price of greatness is responsibility.
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
Great men are not always wise.
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.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
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 person does not hear.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
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.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do or do not, there is no try.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
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.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.