Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
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
Love sees roses without thorns.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
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.
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
It is always your next move.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
If it is to be it is up to me.
Security is a kind of death.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Hi-Yo, Silver !
The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
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.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
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.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.