An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
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There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
They can because they think they can.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
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
My friends are my estate.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
I know that I will die laughing.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
They alone live, who live for others.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
Friendship is not born of words alone.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
Without a general an army is lost.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Never stop dreaming.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
Above all to thine own self be true.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.