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.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
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.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
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
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
The ready back gets all the loads.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
There is no substitute for hard work.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
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.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.