I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
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It is love that makes the impossible possible.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Where there is love there is life.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
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.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
If it is to be it is up to me.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
You become what you think about.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
The successful man is the average man, focused.
You can do what you want to do.
Security is a kind of death.
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
Happiness is a state of activity.
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Well done is better than well said.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
Only the educated are free.
Faith can move mountains.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
Obstacles are great incentives.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Our love is here to stay.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
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.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.