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 a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
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.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
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.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
The best proof of love is trust.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
High expectations are the key to everything.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
For with god all things are possible.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The best things in life are free.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
The sun will come up tomorrow
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
The buck stops here.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.