The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
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If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
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.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Love is friendship set on fire.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
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
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
Happy wife, happy life.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
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
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
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.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
Love those who love you.
Slow but steady wins the race.
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 ?