We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
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Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
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.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The best proof of love is trust.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
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.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
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
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
You complete me.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
No matter where you go, there you are.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.