The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
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Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
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.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
The best things in life are not things.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
To ask the hard question is simple.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
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.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
No man is wise enough by himself.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
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.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
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)
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
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.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
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.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
He who has hope has everything.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.