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Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
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)
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
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.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
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.
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.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
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.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
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.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
You create your reality.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
It ain't over till it's over.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Well done is better than well said.
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.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.