We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
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I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
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 only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Do it now !
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
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)
There are no gains without pains.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
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 measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
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.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
Never stop dreaming.
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
You must motivate yourself every day.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.