It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
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We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
My heart is ever at your service.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
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.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
Where there's life, there's hope.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
Do it now !
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
Love conquers all.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
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.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
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.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
Hi-Yo, Silver !
The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Every dog has his day.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
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.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
The way we see the problem is the problem.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
I know that I will die laughing.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.