Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
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He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Love sees roses without thorns.
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Reach for the stars.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
Never spend your money before you have it.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
The buck stops here.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.