We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
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.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
Love understands all languages.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
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.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
God doesn't make junk.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
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 !
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
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.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
He who hesitates is lost.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.