To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
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The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
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.
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Love that is true never grows old.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
Love like there is no tomorrow.
It is always your next move.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
He who hesitates is lost !
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
You always succeed in producing a result.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
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.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.