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I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Find the good -- and praise it.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
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.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Every dog has his day.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
The best things in life are not things.
Love conquers all.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
You can do what you want to do.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
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'.
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
Fortune and love favor the brave.
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.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
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.
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
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
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
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
Life is a do-it yourself project.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Adventure is worthwhile.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Love sees roses without thorns.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.