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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People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
Without a general an army is lost.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
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.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Love is the whole and more than all.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
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.'
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
No matter where you go, there you are.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
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.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.