Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Come, let us make love deathless.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
My heart shall be thy garden.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
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.
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Fortune favors the brave.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
The loving are the daring.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Never spend your money before you have it.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
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)
My life is my message.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
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Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Truth fears no questions.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
The best proof of love is trust.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.