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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Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
There are never enough I Love You's.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
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
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
The beginning is the half of every action.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
If it is to be it is up to me.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
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.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
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.
Truth fears no questions.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.