Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
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The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
Love knows no bounds.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never, never, never give up.
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
The book you don't read cant help.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
Seize the day.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
In love beggar and king are equal.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.