We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
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I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Union gives strength.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
Live with passion !
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
There is no education like adversity.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
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The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.