Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
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When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Happiness is a state of activity.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
Happiness is a state of mind.
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
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.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
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.
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.