A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
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There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
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.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
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.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who hesitates is lost.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
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.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
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
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
There is no education like adversity.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Experience is the best teacher.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Love is the only rational act.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
Well done is better than well said.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
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.