The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
If there is a will, there is a way.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Every dog has his day.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
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.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
Kind words conquer.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
What's another word for thesaurus ?
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
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 ?
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
The beginning is the half of every action.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Union gives strength.
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
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
Actions speak louder than words.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Love the giver more than the gift.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?