Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
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The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
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)
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
Seize the day.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
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.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
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
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Action is the antidote to despair.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
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
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
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)
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
You are today where your thoughts have brought
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
Every dog has his day.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
The best things in life are not things.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
A bold onset is half the battle.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Don't ever give up.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
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
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.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
Love is the whole and more than all.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Don't water your weeds.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.