How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
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
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
You complete me.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
One man with courage is a majority.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
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.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
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.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
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
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
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.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
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.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
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
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
You can do anything you put your mind to.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.