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It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
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.
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
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
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
If there is a will, there is a way.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
We will either find a way or make one.
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
Love sees roses without thorns.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes
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
Change your thoughts, change your life.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.