Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
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How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
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.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
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.
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
No man is free who is not master of himself.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Seize the day.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
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
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Love is letting go of fear.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
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 we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
"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.
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Love is perfect kindness
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
No matter where you go, there you are.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.