The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Discover More Quotes From Your Favorite Authors
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Love that is true never grows old.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
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.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
There is no education like adversity.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
What is life without the radiance of love.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
To know me is to love me.
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
Love is a hole in the heart.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
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.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
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.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
Be Here Now.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
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
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)