Let him that would move the world first move himself.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
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The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
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.'
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
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.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great men are not always wise.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
God doesn't make junk.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
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."
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
Love is not selfish.
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.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.