My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
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It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
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.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Experience is the best teacher.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
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.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
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.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
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.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
The road to success is always under construction.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
Keep away from small 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.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.