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.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
Action is the antidote to despair.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do or do not, there is no try.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
The best things in life are not things.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
The sun will come up tomorrow
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Actions speak louder than words.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
No pain, No gain.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
Procrastination is the thief of time.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !