Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
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Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
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.
Norman Vincent Peale
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
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.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
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
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
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
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
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 path to success is to take massive, determined action.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
The loving are the daring.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.