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The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
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.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
A healthy outside starts from the inside
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Love is the whole and more than all.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
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.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
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
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
Success is never wondering what if.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
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''.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
The show must go on.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Faith can move mountains.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
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
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
You must motivate yourself every day.
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)
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
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. Discover.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?