Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
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If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
High expectations are the key to everything.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
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.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
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
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Friendship is not born of words alone.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
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)
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
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
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Love is the whole and more than all.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be who you are in every situation.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.