The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
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Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Old love does not rust.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
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) .
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
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.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
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.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
What's another word for thesaurus ?
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
After your jump, the net appears.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
Never, never, never give up.
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.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
How far you go in life depends on you 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
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.