She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
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Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
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
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.'
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
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.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
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A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Talkers are no good doers.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Live with passion.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
Real love stories never have endings.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
The best way out is always through.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Love sees roses without thorns.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
It's never too late.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
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.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Learning is definitely not mere imitation or the ability to accumulate and conform to fixed knowledge. Learning is a constant process of discovery and never a concluding one. In JKD we begin not by accumulation but by discovering the cause of our ignorance, and oftentimes this involves a shedding process. Truth will not come until we have come to understand personally the whole process of the working of our being. After all, ultimately, knowledge in martial art simply means self-knowledge, and JKD can become intelligible only in the vigorous and constant process of self-inquiry and self-discovery.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
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.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.