I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
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If you mean to profit, learn to please.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Don't water your weeds.
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.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
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.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
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
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
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
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
The best way out is always through.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
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.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
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The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
We must be the change we wish to see.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.