Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
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.
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Nothing succeeds like success.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
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.
A healthy outside starts from the inside
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Hope springs eternal.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
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
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
A life lived in fear is half lived.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
What ever you are be a good one.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
They alone live, who live for others.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
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.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
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
Begin with the end in mind.
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.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
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
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
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
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Love conquers all.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.