Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
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For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
The show must go on.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
Strike while the iron is hot.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
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.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
The heart that loves is always young.
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
There is no substitute for hard work.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
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.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
We can only learn to love by loving.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
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. '
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
For with god all things are possible.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
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
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.