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The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
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 !
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
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.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
Better late than never.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
Act or accept.
The heart that loves is always young.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let thy words be few.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
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.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.