The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
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I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is a journey not a destination.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
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 the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Be who you are in every situation.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Where there is love there is life.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
What's meant to be will always find a way
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
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.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
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
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
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.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.