Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
This too, shall pass.
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There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Happiness is a state of mind.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
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.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
Get busy living or get busy dying.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
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.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
The road to success is always under construction.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Love is the whole and more than all.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
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) .
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.