I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
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O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
Love understands all languages.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Practice makes perfect.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
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.
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
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.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
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
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Slow but steady wins the race.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
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.
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
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
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
My heart is ever at your service.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.