There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
You only get out what you put in.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
The best things in life are free.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
If it is to be it is up to me.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
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''.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The show must go on.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Follow your dreams.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.