We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
I light my candle from their torches.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
When we place blame, we give away our power.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
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
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
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
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.