Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
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Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
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.
Faith can move mountains.
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
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
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
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
Love those who love you.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Love knows no bounds.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Live your dreams.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
The beginning is the half of every action.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
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.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
Love like there is no tomorrow.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
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.
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.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.