Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
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Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
Think and grow rich.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
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 main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
I light my candle from their torches.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
Most ball games are lost, not won.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
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
The beginning is the half of every action.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
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.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
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
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.