Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
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I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
The show must go on.
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)
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Act or accept.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
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.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
Be the best that you can be.
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
One man with courage is a majority.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
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.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?