A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
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It is never too late to be what you might have been.
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Procrastination is the thief of time.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
There's always a way - if you're committed.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
They are able because they think they are able.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
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.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
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.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Well done is better than well said.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
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.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.