Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
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Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
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.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Don't ever give up.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
The loving are the daring.
All you need is love.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
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.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
The best way out is always through.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
Well done is better than well said.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.