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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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
Ideas... they have the power
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
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
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
The successful man is the average man, focused.
There is no education like adversity.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Nature does nothing uselessly.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
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.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
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.
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.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
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)
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.