The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
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Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
Love those who love you.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
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)
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
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)
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
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.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
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.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
None are homely who smile.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
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.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
The successful man is the average man, focused.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
Love is not selfish.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.