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Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
May you live all the days of your life.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
It's never too late.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
God doesn't make junk.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Love like you'll never be hurt.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
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.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
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.
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
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.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
He who stops being better stops being good.
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.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.