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.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
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Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
Kind words conquer.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Better late than never.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
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 person does not hear.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
If you love someone, set them free.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
For with god all things are possible.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
You become what you think about.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
Only the educated are free.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
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.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
They can because they think they can.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To know me is to love me.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
Many hands make light work.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
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