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Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
My friends are my estate.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
You are what you think about all day long.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It ain't over till it's over.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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)
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
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
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
The best way out is always through.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
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 !
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
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.
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.