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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The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
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.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
Faith can move mountains.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
For Love is Immortality.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
May you live all the days of your life.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
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.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
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 ?
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
Adventure is worthwhile.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
The best way out is always through.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
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.
Success leaves clues.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
You only get out what you put in.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.