Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
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There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
Hi-Yo, Silver !
The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)
Remove failure as an option.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
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 ?
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Anything is possible.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
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.
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Love is perfect kindness
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
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.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
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."
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
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.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
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
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Success is predictable.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
Truth fears no questions.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.