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Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
Make the second effort your second nature.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
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.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Love is letting go of fear.
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.