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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Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
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.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
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
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
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.
For with god all things are possible.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
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
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
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
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
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.