One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
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Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
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.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
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.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
The road to success is always under construction.
Love understands all languages.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
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
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
If you love someone, set them free.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
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
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Change comes from within.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
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.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
The best things in life are free.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
The show must go on.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Never, never, never give up.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
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.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.