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.
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You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Adventure is worthwhile.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
Perfect love can not be without equality.
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
Passion is the genesis of genius.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
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Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Better late than never.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
For Love is Immortality.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
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.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
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.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
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.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.