Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
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Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is friendship set on fire.
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
The best way out is always through.
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.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
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 are what you think you are.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
Hard work pays off.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
If it is to be it is up to me.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
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.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
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.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
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.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
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.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.