The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
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Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Believe in yourself.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
Success is the child of audacity.
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
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.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
Actions speak louder than words.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
Old love does not rust.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
What is life without the radiance of love.
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
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Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Necessity is the mother of invention.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.