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Love is a fruit in season at all times.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
Live life with passion.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
I light my candle from their torches.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
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.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
Better late than never.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
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.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
Ideas without action are worthless.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
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.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
None are homely who smile.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
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.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
Where there is love there is life.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
Nature does nothing uselessly.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
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.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
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.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
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.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.