We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
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One lie ruins a thousand truths.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Above all to thine own self be true.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
Seize the day.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
This is the beginning of a new day.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Practice makes perfect.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
You are what you think you are.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
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
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
There are never enough I Love You's.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
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
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.