Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
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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.
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
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.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A bold onset is half the battle.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
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)
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
A woman who is loved always has success.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where there is love there is life.
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
May you live all the days of your life.
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Faith can move mountains.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
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 leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.