You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
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Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
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.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
The ready back gets all the loads.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
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.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
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.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Success is a journey not a destination.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
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
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
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.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
Union gives strength.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
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.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Happy wife, happy life.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.