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We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The show must go on.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
Action is the antidote to despair.
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
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
One man with courage is a majority.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
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.'
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
Success is the child of audacity.
The best things in life are not things.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
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.
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Love conquers all.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.