The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
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.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
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.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
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
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
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Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
Better late than never.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
Obstacles are great incentives.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
The hottest love has the coldest end.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.