Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
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Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
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.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
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
Whatever you are be a good one.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
Attitude is everything.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
What is life without the radiance of love.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The buck stops here.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
Be the best that you can be.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.