Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
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Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
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.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
The book you don't read cant help.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
Experience is the best teacher.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
Live life with passion.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
He who hesitates is lost.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
The buck stops here.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.