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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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
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.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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
Begin with the end in mind.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Honesty is the best image.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
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 sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
All you need is love.
Happiness is a state of activity.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
Be Here Now.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
To ask the hard question is simple.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
My heart is ever at your service.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
The best things in life are not things.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.