The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
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Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
If there is a will, there is a way.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
The road to success is always under construction.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
There is no substitute for hard work.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
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.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Live with passion.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
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.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
Find the good -- and praise it.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.