Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
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Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
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
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
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.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
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
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Roll with the punches.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
You always succeed in producing a result.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is letting go of fear.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
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.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.