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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Let thy words be few.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Ideas... they have the power
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
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
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Adventure is worthwhile.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
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)
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
Remove failure as an option.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
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.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
We can only learn to love by loving.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Never, never, never give up.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.