We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
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I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
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.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Love is perfect kindness
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
The road to success is always under construction.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
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)
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Where there's life, there's hope.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
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.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
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 part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
No man is wise enough by himself.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Be the best that you can be.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.