They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
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The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
No involvement, no commitment.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
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
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
They can because they think they can.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
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.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
My heart shall be thy garden.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
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.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Friendship is not born of words alone.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
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
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.