At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
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I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Be the best that you can be.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
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Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
Don't ever give up.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
You're as old as you behave.
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Success is the child of audacity.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Success leaves clues.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
Act or accept.
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
Little strokes fell great oaks.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
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.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
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.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.