Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
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Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
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
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
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 ? '
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
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.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Do or do not, there is no try.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Our only security is in our ability to change.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
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.
Ideas... they have the power
He who stops being better stops being good.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
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.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Ideas without action are worthless.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.