All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
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All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
I saw and loved.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
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
Change your thoughts, change your life.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Act or accept.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
Love is the only rational act.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
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.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.