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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All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
There are never enough I Love You's.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Think and grow rich.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.