Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
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Love, two minds without a single thought.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Love understands all languages.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
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.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
You only get out what you put in.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
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.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
Happiness is a state of mind.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
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.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
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."
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
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.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever you are be a good one.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Talkers are no good doers.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
If you love someone, set them free.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Work is love made manifest.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.