The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
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A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
The unexamined life is not worth living.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Slow but steady wins the race.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
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.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
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.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Talkers are no good doers.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
Attitude is everything.
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 word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
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.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.