They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
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This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
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
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Roll with the punches.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
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)
The sun will come up tomorrow
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
It's never too late.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Love is friendship set on fire.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Where there is love there is life.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Norman Vincent Peale
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
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.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.