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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.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You are today where your thoughts have brought
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be the best that you can be.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.