Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
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Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Be the best that you can be.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
If there is a will, there is a way.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
Never stop dreaming.
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.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Happy wife, happy life.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
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)
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.