The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
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.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
Love is the only rational act.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
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.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Love those who love you.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
The course of true love never did run smooth.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
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An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
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.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
My heart is ever at your service.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.