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Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The past does not equal the future.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
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
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
They alone live, who live for others.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Happiness is a state of activity.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
No man is wise enough by himself.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
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.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference
Mark Victor Hansen
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
There is no substitute for hard work.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
It is always your next move.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
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.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal