Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
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Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
They can because they think they can.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Do it now !
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
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.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Tough times never last but tough people do.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Anything is possible.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
Success is a journey not a destination.
You must motivate yourself every day.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
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
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
They alone live, who live for others.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
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.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.