Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
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The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
The best things in life are not things.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
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.
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
A healthy outside starts from the inside
If you can dream it, you can do it.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
What's meant to be will always find a way
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
It ain't over till it's over.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Love that is true never grows old.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
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.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
The loving are the daring.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.