What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
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)
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
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 ?
No man is free who is not master of himself.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
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.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
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
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
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
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
There is no education like adversity.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Obstacles are great incentives.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
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
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.