The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
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.
Never stop dreaming.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
Do it now !
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
The book you don't read cant help.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
Who, being loved, is poor ?
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
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
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
Love is the only rational act.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Life is what you make it.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.