Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
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Victory belongs to the most persevering.
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
Act or accept.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
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
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
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 ?
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
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.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
Live life with passion.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
All you need is love.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
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The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One man with courage is a majority.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
Whatever you are be a good one.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
It's never too late.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.