Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
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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 ?
Every dog has his day.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
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.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
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.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
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.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
It's never too late.
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
A bold onset is half the battle.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Experience is the best teacher.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
Work is love made manifest.
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.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
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.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Well done is better than well said.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
Ideas without action are worthless.
Come, let us make love deathless.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?