An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
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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
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
God doesn't make junk.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
There are never enough I Love You's.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
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''.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
It's never too late.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
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.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.