All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
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Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
We will either find a way or make one.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
We can only learn to love by loving.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
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.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
The best way out is always through.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
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.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
Never spend your money before you have it.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
Only the educated are free.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
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.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.