Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
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I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
You complete me.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
I saw and loved.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
If there is a will, there is a way.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
What ever you are be a good one.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
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)
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
There is no education like adversity.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
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
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Believe in yourself.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.