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The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
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 first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
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.
I know that I will die laughing.
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
Nature does nothing uselessly.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
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.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.