Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
Without a general an army is lost.
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Roll with the punches.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
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
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Success is a journey not a destination.
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
My heart shall be thy garden.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
My friends are my estate.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.