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.
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For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
The show must go on.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
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.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
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.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
What ever you are be a good one.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
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
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Every dog has his day.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
No matter where you go, there you are.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
Seize the day.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Talkers are no good doers.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.