All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
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Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Love conquers all.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
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.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
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
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
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.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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. Discover.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Live with passion.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
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."
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
My heart shall be thy garden.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.