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Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
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.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
You're as old as you behave.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Real love stories never have endings.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
This too, shall pass.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
The ready back gets all the loads.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Attitude determines altitude.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?