Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
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Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Happiness is a state of mind.
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.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
No man is wise enough by himself.
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.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Be the best that you can be.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
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)
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
Attitude determines altitude.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.