The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
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Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
Roll with the punches.
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.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The first duty of love is to listen.
Kind words conquer.
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
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.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
I saw and loved.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
My life is my message.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
Live your dreams.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
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.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.