What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
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Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
All work is empty save when there is love.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Happy wife, happy life.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
Practice makes perfect.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
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.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
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.
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.