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Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
This too, shall pass.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
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
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Be the best that you can be.
The buck stops here.
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
Make the second effort your second nature.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
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.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
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.
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.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
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.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
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.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Find the good -- and praise it.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
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 ?
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.