Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
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Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
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.
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
The best things in life are not things.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your talent is god's gift to you.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
Begin with the end in mind.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.