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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Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
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
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
He who stops being better stops being good.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
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.
Truth fears no questions.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
A healthy outside starts from the inside
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
The best things in life are not things.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
There are no gains without pains.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
The heart that loves is always young.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.