The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
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When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Work is love made manifest.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
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.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
Love the giver more than the gift.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
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.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Every dog has his day.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
No one became poor by giving alms.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.