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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It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
Change comes from within.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
You become what you think about.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
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)
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
Success leaves clues.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
No man is wise enough by himself.
Be the best that you can be.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
The buck stops here.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
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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.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Love those who love you.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Live your dreams.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.