Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
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Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Success is never wondering what if.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Ideas... they have the power
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
No man is wise enough by himself.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
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
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In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Be the best that you can be.
Let thy words be few.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Change comes from within.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Obstacles are great incentives.
Whatever you are be a good one.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.