Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
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One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
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.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
No matter where you go, there you are.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
Live your dreams.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
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)
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.