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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We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
Nothing succeeds like success.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Anything is possible.
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
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Come, let us make love deathless.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
Only the educated are free.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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
Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
None are homely who smile.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.