Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
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We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference
Mark Victor Hansen
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
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.
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
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.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Love conquers all.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
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)
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
Count your blessings.
Strike while the iron is hot.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Seize the day.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.