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You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.

James Baldwin

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.

James Baldwin

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up

James Baldwin

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It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.

Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)

In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Theodore Roosevelt

There are simply too many notes.

Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)

If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.

Su Shi

But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.

Karl Jaspers

Hasta la vista, baby. :

The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)

Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.

Swami Vivekananda

Great oaks from little acorns grow

Proverb

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

Helen Keller

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.

Dennis Waitley

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.

Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)

A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.

Zadok Rabinwitz

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

Build a dream and the dream will build you.

Robert H. Schuller

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Anthony Robbins

The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.

Zen Proverb

The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.

Clint Smith

It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.

Marcel Proust

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.

Chief John Ross

Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.

Anonymous

You must tolerate that which you can not change.

Spanish Proverb

Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.

Casablanca

I know you are, but what am I ?

Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Isaac Newton

Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.

Anita Brookner

Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another

Emma Goldman

You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?

George Bernard Shaw

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.

William Arthur Ward

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it

Mary Norton Gordon

One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.

Margaret Thatcher

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Fredrich Nietzsche

Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.

Swami Vivekananda

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

Thomas Jefferson

Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.

Danish Proverb

You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.

Harold Hill

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.

Thomas Szasz

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Albert Einstein

To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.

Judith Viorst

A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.

Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)

The crocodile is only strong in the water.

Angolan Proverb

There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.

Emmanuel Teney

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.

Woody Allen

I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.

Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)

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

Margaret Mitchell

When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.

Bruce Lee

To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.

Hugh Prather

Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching

Satchel Paige

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.

Donald Trump

The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.

Jim Rohn

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.

Harold Hulbert

Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.

Karen Kaiser Clark

Live your life and forget your age.

Norman Vincent Peale

Positive anything is better than negative thinking.

Elbert Hubbard

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

They're called boobs, Ed.

Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)

Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.

Andy Warhol

There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.

Helen Hayes

You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

Unattributed

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?

Dale Carnegie

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.

Gail Sheehy

I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.

Thomas Edison

And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.

Samuel Coleridge

You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes

Brian Tracy

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

Dale Carnegie

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

Henry David Thoreau

Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

Albert Einstein

You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.

James Allen

Whatever you are be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

He that would be a leader must be a bridge.

Welsh Proverb

You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?

P. T. Barnum

One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.

Russian Proverb

The ready back gets all the loads.

Latvian Proverbs

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

Anonymous

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.

Anthony Robbins

I love you - those three words have my life in them.

Alexandrea

The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.

George Catlin

Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.

General Peter Schoomaker

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

In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.

Unknown

We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.

Swami Vivekananda

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

Albert Einstein

I am your father.

Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

After all, tomorrow is another day !

Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.

Bible

Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.

Theodor Reik

One does evil enough when one does nothing good.

German Proverb

Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?

Anonymous

Without a general an army is lost.

Greek Proverb

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

What really matters is what you do with what you have.

Shirley Lord

And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

Kahlil Gibran

A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.

Dag Hammarskjold