It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
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Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
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.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
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
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
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
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
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
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
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.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
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.
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.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Remove failure as an option.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Make the second effort your second nature.
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.