I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
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The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
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.
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kind words conquer.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
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
The best things in life are not things.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
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.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Every cloud has a silver lining.
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
Love like you'll never be hurt.
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
All you need is love.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
What is life without the radiance of love.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.