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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My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
Never stop dreaming.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
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
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Attitude is everything.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Be the best that you can be.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
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 dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
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 ?
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
Love is the only rational act.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
All work is empty save when there is love.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
No matter where you go, there you are.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.