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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It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
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)
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
The way we see the problem is the problem.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Fortune favors the brave.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
The past does not equal the future.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
They can because they think they can.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
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
Let thy words be few.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
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.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
Great men are not always wise.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action