Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
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In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
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.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
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.
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
Be the ball.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
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 greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
The best way out is always through.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.