What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
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.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
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.
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
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.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
My friends are my estate.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
Where there's life, there's hope.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
Come, let us make love deathless.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
The loving are the daring.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
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.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Be the ball.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)
My heart is ever at your service.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Change comes from within.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
You become what you think about.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
We come to beginnings only at the end.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
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.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.