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Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
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.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Many hands make light work.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
The unexamined life is not worth living.
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 ?
You always succeed in producing a result.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
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.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.