The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
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Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 !
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Faith can move mountains.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
Life is what you make it.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
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
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
To know me is to love me.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
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
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
Act or accept.
You can do what you want to do.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Be Here Now.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Above all to thine own self be true.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
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.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
The best proof of love is trust.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
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.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.