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A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
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)
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
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.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Slow but steady wins the race.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
Old love does not rust.
It ain't over till it's over.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Be the ball.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.