Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
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It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Whatever you are be a good one.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
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
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
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.
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Perfect love can not be without equality.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
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?
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
We must be the change we wish to see.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
Find the good -- and praise it.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
We can only learn to love by loving.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
They alone live, who live for others.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
He who has hope has everything.
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.