Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
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Every cloud has a silver lining.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love like there is no tomorrow.
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
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
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
A simple I love you means more than money.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
Do it now !
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
They can because they think they can.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Love sees roses without thorns.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.