To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
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Love is the only rational act.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
They alone live, who live for others.
Do what you love and the money will follow
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
Never say die.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
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.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
You are today where your thoughts have brought
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
No man is wise enough by himself.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Believe in yourself.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement