How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
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
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
We tend to live up to our expectations.
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.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Money without brains is always dangerous.
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
None are homely who smile.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
Love is perfect kindness
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Strike while the iron is hot.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
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.