Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
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One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
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.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
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.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Live life with passion.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
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.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Never complain about what you permit.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
Never, never, never give up.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Without a general an army is lost.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
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)
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
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.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
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.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !