The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
The first duty of love is to listen.
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Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
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.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
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What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
Actions speak louder than words.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Most ball games are lost, not won.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
You always succeed in producing a result.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
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.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.