Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
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The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
Practice makes perfect.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
Where there is love there is life.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Perfect love can not be without equality.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Reach for the stars.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.