There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
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The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
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.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
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.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Honesty is the best image.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Love is letting go of fear.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
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."
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
You're as old as you behave.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.