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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Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
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.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
No involvement, no commitment.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
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 path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
Success is the child of audacity.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
We tend to live up to our expectations.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
May you live all the days of your life.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !