A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
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When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
Every dog has his day.
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
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.
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
This is the beginning of a new day.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
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.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
Whatever it takes !
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Whatever you are be a good one.
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
You are today where your thoughts have brought
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.