Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
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Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
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.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
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.
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
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
The best things in life are free.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
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.
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
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.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
In love beggar and king are equal.
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
The unexamined life is not worth living.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Well done is better than well said.
You are what you think about all day long.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Get busy living or get busy dying.
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.