Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
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Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
No one became poor by giving alms.
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
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.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
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.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
The best way out is always through.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
Great men are not always wise.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
This is the beginning of a new day.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
Fortune favors the brave.
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
Change your thoughts, change your life.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
You become what you think about.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
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.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
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.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.