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.
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Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Practice makes perfect.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
The best things in life are not things.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Success leaves clues.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
You can observe a lot just by watching.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
The show must go on.
The road to success is always under construction.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Believe in yourself.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.