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To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
The first duty of love is to listen.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Do or do not, there is no try.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Success is a journey not a destination.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
To ask the hard question is simple.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
Be who you are in every situation.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Never spend your money before you have it.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
Don't water your weeds.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
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.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Count your blessings.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.