Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
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I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
We love because it's the only true adventure.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
Love sees roses without thorns.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
The best way out is always through.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Be who you are in every situation.
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
A life lived in fear is half lived.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
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.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
If you love someone, set them free.
There is no education like adversity.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
The heart that loves is always young.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.