The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
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The best way to predict the future is to create it.
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)
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
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
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
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.
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Love is perfect kindness
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
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
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
Be the ball.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
You are what you think about all day long.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
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.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
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 ?
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
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.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.