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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Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
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.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
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.
E. Joseph Cossman
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Above all to thine own self be true.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
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.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
Do it now !
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
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.
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
Love conquers all.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The best things in life are not things.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
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.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Be the best that you can be.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
A bold onset is half the battle.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
He who hesitates is lost.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.