I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
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We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Seize the day.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
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.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
What is life without the radiance of love.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Without a general an army is lost.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Count your blessings.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
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
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
Don't ever give up.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
They alone live, who live for others.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
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.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Life is what you make it.
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 ?
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
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.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.