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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Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
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.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Above all to thine own self be true.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Never say die.
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
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Love is letting go of fear.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Hope springs eternal.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.