Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
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You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
The beginning is the half of every action.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Well done is better than well said.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
You complete me.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Live with passion.
A bold onset is half the battle.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
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.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
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
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
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 only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Truth fears no questions.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.