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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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
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 principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
All you need is love.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Seek first to understand, then be understood
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
Love is friendship set on fire.
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.