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Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
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.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
He who has hope has everything.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Practice makes perfect.
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
If there is a will, there is a way.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Great men are not always wise.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
All you need is love.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
Better late than never.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
You can observe a lot just by watching.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.