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.
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The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
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.
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
We must be the change we wish to see.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
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.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
You complete me.
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The time to make friends is before you need them.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
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.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
Old love does not rust.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Be the best that you can be.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.