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Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
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
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.
Love understands all languages.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Our love is here to stay.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
Adventure is worthwhile.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
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
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.