Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
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He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
I light my candle from their torches.
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.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
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
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
We must be the change we wish to see.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
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)
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
We will either find a way or make one.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
Live your dreams.
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Only the educated are free.
Love is letting go of fear.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.