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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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.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
If you love someone, set them free.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
We can only learn to love by loving.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
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)
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Ideas without action are worthless.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
Never, never, never give up.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Act or accept.
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !