In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
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Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
Don't ever give up.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
Friendship is not born of words alone.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
None are homely who smile.
Roll with the punches.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.
Act or accept.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
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
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
Love is not selfish.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.