Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
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You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
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.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
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.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
It's never too late.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
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.
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
Love is friendship set on fire.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.