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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When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
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.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
Life is what you make it.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
What ever you are be a good one.
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Love understands all languages.
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.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
He who stops being better stops being good.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
You are what you think about all day long.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Without a general an army is lost.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
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.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.