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I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Better late than never.
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
I light my candle from their torches.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
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.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
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.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
Keep the Faith.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
The time to make friends is before you need them.
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
You only get out what you put in.
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.