For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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Where there is love there is no darkness.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Every dog has his day.
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.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
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.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
I know that I will die laughing.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Anything is possible.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
Only the educated are free.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Love is perfect kindness
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
None are homely who smile.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
Success leaves clues.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.