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Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
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
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Seize the day.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
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.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
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
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
There is no education like adversity.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
Attitude is everything.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
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
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
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)
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
Attitude determines altitude.
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.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Strike while the iron is hot.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not