Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
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Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
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.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Follow your dreams.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
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 ?
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
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
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)
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Success is predictable.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
Be the best that you can be.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
God doesn't make junk.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.