The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Well done is better than well said.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
The best way out is always through.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
They can because they think they can.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.