To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
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Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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
The best proof of love is trust.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
Attitude is everything.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
How far you go in life depends on you 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
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Act or accept.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
Reach for the stars.
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.