A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
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To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Roll with the punches.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
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.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
You are what you think you are.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
Live life with passion.
He who hesitates is lost !
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
If it is to be it is up to me.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
My heart is ever at your service.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
My friends are my estate.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
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.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
Never stop dreaming.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Whatever it takes !
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
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.