If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
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Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
All you need is love.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
He who has hope has everything.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Actions speak louder than words.
There is time for everything.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best way out is always through.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
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)
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Come, let us make love deathless.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'