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.
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It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
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
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
After your jump, the net appears.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Find the good -- and praise it.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
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
You can do anything you put your mind to.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Laughter is the best medicine.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Live with passion !
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
I think therefore I am
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.