But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
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If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
Don't water your weeds.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Actions speak louder than words.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
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)
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
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
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Hi-Yo, Silver !
The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
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)
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
Perfect love can not be without equality.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.