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.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Every dog has his day.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Love the giver more than the gift.
To ask the hard question is simple.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
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.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."
Attitude determines altitude.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Hard work pays off.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
What's meant to be will always find a way
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.