The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
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In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
The heart that loves is always young.
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
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.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
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.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Keep the Faith.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
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
The beginning is the half of every action.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
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.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
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.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.