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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It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
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.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
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.
He who stops being better stops being good.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
God doesn't make junk.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
The best things in life are not things.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
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.
Perfect love can not be without equality.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
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
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
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.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Remove failure as an option.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.