My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
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
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
One man with courage is a majority.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Love is friendship set on fire.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
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''.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
They alone live, who live for others.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
You become what you think about.
Find the good -- and praise it.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
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.
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
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
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.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
Love is the only rational act.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.