Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
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The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
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.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
The best way out is always through.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
Union gives strength.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Keep the Faith.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
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.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
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.
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.
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
You can do anything you put your mind to.
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.
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
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.
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
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.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
To ask the hard question is simple.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
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.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
Most ball games are lost, not won.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.