You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
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The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
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.
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
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.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
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.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
Your attitude determines your altitude.
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
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To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
You must motivate yourself every day.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
Truth fears no questions.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.