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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The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
The way we see the problem is the problem.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
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.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Live your dreams.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
This is the beginning of a new day.
Roll with the punches.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
You're as old as you behave.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love conquers all.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
None are homely who smile.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
Love understands all languages.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
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.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
You are what you think about all day long.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.