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
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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
My heart shall be thy garden.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
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.
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
No pain, No gain.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Live with passion !
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
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.
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
The way we see the problem is the problem.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Happiness is a state of mind.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
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
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
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.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
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.
E. Joseph Cossman
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.