Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
Love knows no bounds.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Do what you love and the money will follow
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
Nothing succeeds like success.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
Love the giver more than the gift.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
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.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
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.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
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.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.